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Playlist/Bingo: War on Drugs

Playlist/Bingo: War on Drugs

There were times I understood his choice. When I left another home, ran another time. When all I could see in my future was the freezer and wanted any fate but that.

Mostly, though, I remembered how broken our mother’s eyes were when I finally made it home. I remembered how everything he’d built was shattered with the bullet. I remembered how it didn’t stop the company from taking what it wanted.

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Playlist/Bingo: Too Close

Playlist/Bingo: Too Close

It’s a cliché, but it’s still true: attachments are dangerous. I’ve done better than the other by using it as my guiding principle. Don’t set roots, keep moving, stay casual. But that’s a fucking lonely way to exist, especially when you’re on the outside looking in one what you want more than anything.

Never knew how much worse it’d be to get invited in.

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Playlist/Bingo: Rain

Playlist/Bingo: Rain

When I was a child, I can remember believing charms had magic and rhymes had power. The very connection between the words made cracks and errant steps dangerous to my mother, and rain could be banished to some distant point in the future. It never seemed to bother me that the storms didn’t stop immediately, or that my mother’s back remained intact even through occasional inattention.

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Playlist/Bingo: Queen of Rain

Playlist/Bingo: Queen of Rain

The city seemed to dim at night, the light of the business district shutting off below her. Rebbeca knew it was illusion, that the back streets were garishly bright, but she appreciated the effort all the same. Pretending the city needed its sleep even if its inhabitants didn’t, and night existed to have it.

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Playlist/Bingo: One Thing

Playlist/Bingo: One Thing

They were going through the records. Travis stood at the back of the analysis booth, hands folded behind his back, trying to keep his breathing even as his heart raced. They were going to find something. He didn’t know what — or he’d already have removed it — but he was certain they’d find him out.

Foolish. He knew better.

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Playlist/Bingo: Live a Lie

Playlist/Bingo: Live a Lie

When was the last time someone asked me what my name really was? Hell, when was the last time I gave an honest answer?

This is a bad, bad idea. It was stupid enough going to Liev, but going home with him? Fuck, I must be nuts. I should leave before they wake up, but I know I won’t. I’m just too fucking tired, and no matter how much it hurts, I need to do this.

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Playlist & Bingo: Hurt

Playlist & Bingo: Hurt

It’s been seven years, big brother, and I’m still here. You wouldn’t know me to see me, and not for the obvious reason. Everything has changed.

We tried so hard, but they took us one by one. It seemed like such a simple thing at the time. Get the tech, get your research, get revenge, then… get on with life? I never planned that far, not really. Maybe I expected to get caught. But here I am, and everyone else is gone.

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Playlist & Bingo: Ever the Same

Playlist & Bingo: Ever the Same

There are days when the only way to feel the wind is to take to the roofs. Even within the limits of Arkadi they can’t stop the air from moving entirely, no matter how they try. The distence from the city below helps, as does the breeze on my face. It makes me forget it’s just as trapped as I am.

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