The Weight of Words

 

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Also by T Van Santana

All titles are here on Tablo!

The Secret of Secrets

Book 1: Everything Fails

Book 2: These Are The Things I Know

Book 3: The Grand Story Of KNot

Book 4: The Thieves Of All That You Are

Book 5: We Can Never Go Back

Book 6: Love Is What You Have

Book 7: Be A Dark Horse! or A Ministry of Ignorance 

Book 8: The Stars Call Us Home

Book 9: T Van Santana & The Black Book of Fear

Book 10: untitled ("the tenth one")

Serials

An Axe +2 Grind

The Dark Side of the Light

Gaucho

Monterey

Your Best Shot

Story collections

Didn't Mean to Flash

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One and None

--A singular focus provides many opportunities. That’s not always a good thing.--

I checked the doorknob. Jiggled it.

It was locked.

I sighed and made it unlocked.

The door creaked and yawned, showed me the room’s innards. Dust and books and broken chairs, set against once fine drapes now moth-eaten and plants gone stony.

I ambled through the scene without much interest. A billion times the same gave little satisfaction. Not exactly the same. There’s little differences. Like the color of the drapes. They were purple. I remembered them red, blue before that. And the titles of the books were familiar, the names of the authors, the look of the spines variegated in stages of breaking. None of that grabbed me.

On a shelf made from cinder blocks, there was a necklace. It’s shaped like an animal claw but made of stone. Topaz that time. No dust had settled on it. It gave off shiny newness, like it’s just for me.

I picked it up and held it in my hand, felt the coolness of the metal and stone and the heat from my body warming it.

Another story some twenty years gone came to mind. It was a frozen sandcastle that time, and it led to another world altogether. That used to be the way, most of the time. Another world altogether. Not so much anymore, not knowing that all worlds are really one and none.

I could just as easily have left the necklace. Or put it around my neck. Maybe I did sometimes. But then I stuffed it in my jeans pocket, walked out of the room, and shut the door, made it locked again.

The streets outside welcomed my shoes, gave little hellos to the toes and kisses to the heels. I smiled in the warm air, let it take my hair and open my blouse. I saw beyond the horizon, past the river, and through the future to where it would all end. It was okay with me. Just another Monday.

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Welcome to Richman!

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For the Common Good

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The Argument

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Mercurial conduits

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After the storm

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On The Bullevaard

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I put a spell on you

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In the bones

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Richman millennials

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Loving, over me

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The drive to Cos Cabell's house

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Genghis is going south

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Tied to the chair

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When I touched your mind

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What we're walking into

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Drive to the shore 1

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Had it been anyone else

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I'm sick inside

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The churchyard

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Endings are tools

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In a handshake

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Higher Education in Richman

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Drive to the shore 2

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When the door swings

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Waiting for the doors

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About 5 minutes

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The New Baby

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We meet Kyle Renner

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The Good Doctor Badu

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Drive to the shore 3

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We meet Bray Prine

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What's in the hunt

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Carly Rae knocks

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"Lift off" by Bray Prine

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Three Faces In The Fan

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A Case of Plots

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Wendy Moves to Richman

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Tryn tries to tell Pix

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Dr. Badu Rx: The problem itself

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Maybe Tryn could talk

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We meet Jutta

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Nickolas' specialty

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Tyrese bumps into Tryn

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Transfer of Title

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I care too much

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Perks of knowing everything

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Reality, in all its prismatic aspects

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Flash & Pem

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And What Should I Do In Richman?

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We meet the kid

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Two cups of coffee

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Three things from my dream

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Once More Onto the Beach

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The only mystery

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I said I would not write to you

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Just forget it

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Gotta bring in some new blood

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The blue light begins it

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