Fiction | July 24, 2018

SCOTT & EDWARDS, ANTIQUES, PAINTINGS, PRINTS, FURNITURE, ORIENTAL RUGS, SILVER,PORCELAIN, BOOKS.She stepped back a little so the receptionist could see who she was and buzz her in. AUCTIONS, ESTATES, APPRAISALS. It was like being admitted into a fantasy world. Anything was possible in this building. The receptionist, still on the phone, nodded her back through the second security door to Bernard’s office. She was a minute or so early for her appointment. “And what do we have today, Tracy?” She could hear the usual sneer in his voice, as if her being there at all was somehow laughable.

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