Rachel’s beeper went off just as her back began growing numb, jammed against the pieces of broken and discarded furniture in the storage room. A second later, Bobby’s went off too. She unwrapped her legs from around his sweaty back, pulled herself up to a sitting position, and groped through the jumble of clothing.
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Edited by Andrew Blossom, Brian Castleberry, and Tom De Haven
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Browder, Laura. "The Heart Is a Strange Muscle." In Richmond Noir, edited by Andrew Blossom, Brian Castleberry, and Tom De Haven, 129-39. New York: Akashic Books, 2010.