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Lemon-Clean Love: Fiction by Mark Benedict

“Hawks, man,” Kyle said, tone hushed but enthusiastic, gazing brightly at her from across the table. “Reptiles, eh, I don’t know. I mean, I can take or leave them. But birds rule, especially hawks. They’re such a sight to behold, you know? In flight?”  Mary was thrown. Not just by this specific comment, but by this whole encounter. In her experience, increasingly vast, all coffee shop blind dates centered on the exchange of personal info: employment, life history, future goals. This Kyle guy operated on a different,