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There was something hypnotically soothing about sitting in the cafe, something that made your problems vaporize like coffee steam.

He stirred his coffee with cream clockwise three times, and then counterclockwise. The smell wafted up to his nose, clearing away the scent of her perfume.

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like an empty fist.
The city is darker than black.
The day's almost midnight
and secrets have been passed.
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The serenity was almost palpable before the explosion ripped through the quiet, corner cafe.  For a split second, you could almost feel a shift in the air pressure.  Particles in the air that would normally grace a persons skin without even giving the slightest hint of knowledge they existed suddenly pr(more)