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Memoir – The Daily Orbit

Turn left at the fire

As the plan was explained to us I looked out past the docks of our client’s house and it came into view. A Goddamned…real deal… fuckin river boat. It had the big red paddle wheels for propulsion in the rear, three decks of open space for dangerous festivities and the confederate flag hanging behind the main bar on deck one. I had no idea I was about to play my first Tom Sawyer/Huck Finn riverboat. Up to that point, I never realized that those ol Mississippi river boats had flat hulls until it pulled up to the shallow water by the client’s dock.

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