excerpt from "The Silvergrey Sea
"The pull of the moons brought the ghost lampreys to the surface of the Endless Sea. Pink, orange, and purple snakes of light cast his rippling shadow on the slate cliffs to his left.
The sky was utterly black. Dense clouds of green mist obscured the docks along the waterfront a quarter mile up the beach.
"The bitter brine made his nose sting.
"It was always warm close to the water. Harry unbuttoned his trench coat and removed his fedora, letting the breeze cool his balding head.
"He replaced the hat a moment later and lit a cigarette. The lighter clinked against the fifth of cheap rye whiskey in deep pocket of the coat. As the first drag hit his lungs, he felt the light-headedness that reminded him of the bourbon sitting in his desk at the office. Time to get this over with; he began to trudge up the beach toward town."
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