ISLAND IN THE SAND

 Part XXII

  Star Black walked the short distance back to the living room where her band was once more gathering. “What lower story of the dwelling?” she asked, more to herself than to Jameson who stood by her side. “The lower story is not a story at all,” the house intoned. I must assume tha…

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