Published in The Cabinet of Heed, April 2018.
“There was no scenario in which I could leave this miserable job half done and escape unimplicated. I approached the spasming machine, raised the paperweight above my head and, god help me, I did not stop until the whole ghastly thing was finished.”
A crotchety academic doesn’t take kindly to his new Scandinavian colleague, especially when he discovers that his eccentricities are borne of something much more sinister than a culture divide.
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