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THE DARK SIDE

(Previously: MEET THE PARENTS) Proclaiming herself famished after the long flight, Destiny happily accepted her parents’ invitation to go out for a nice lunch. The four of them–Destiny, Jack Rory, Cookie and Darth–went to a local sushi place where Darth … Continue reading

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MEET THE PARENTS

(Previously: TIME TO CHANGE) Jack Rory squirmed anxiously in the hard plastic seat of the airport terminal. He was still feeling conflicted about his decision to accompany Destiny on her trip to Florida. It seemed to him as if everything … Continue reading

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TIME TO CHANGE

(Previously: CIRCLE OF TRUST) [Editor’s note: Jack Rory had a brief hiatus this week due to a faulty Internet connection and general holiday mania. We now return to the saga already in progress.] Destiny was getting frustrated. After Jack Rory’s … Continue reading

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CIRCLE OF TRUST

(Previously: USE YOUR WORDS) “Jack Rory! WAIT!” Lisa’s voice rang out so commandingly that Jack Rory stopped in his tracks. “Jack Rory,” she said more soothingly. “Please don’t destroy the sanctity of Group by leaving without closure. You owe it … Continue reading

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USE YOUR WORDS

(Previously: THE HEART OF THE MATTER) Jack Rory looked around the group therapy circle with suspicion and dismay. How could Destiny have possibly thought this was a good idea? In his discomfited state, he made accidental eye contact with a … Continue reading

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THE ART OF COMPROMISE

(Previously: A BIG SURPRISE) Destiny’s supple body virtually glistened with rage. Stammering, Jack Rory did his best to explain the situation to her, but she was in no mood to listen. Her eyes seemed to double in size, her elbows … Continue reading

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‘TIS THE SEASON

PROLOGUE It had been a long journey, but at last he found himself at the door. It was the same door as a year earlier, yet different. It seemed to regard him knowingly, as if saying, “Once you pass over … Continue reading

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