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    Chapter 2

    There have been many characters with the tendency, the one I like was from Bones.

    There have been many characters with the tendency, the one I like was from Bones.

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    Chapter 4

    Weinerdog beat me to it. I may be strange, but I have things from my own childhood that still come back some days.

    Weinerdog beat me to it. I may be strange, but I have things from my own childhood that still come back some days.

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    Chapter 1

    I was contacted about the series thing. It's great in concept as a feature, but the occasion for me to use it is far too seldom for me to remember.
    5 hours ago, Timothy M. said:

    Uhm I'm confused. Who is Jared ? Is that another name for Luke ? Ah, no, they're brothers. I need to go and read Panic (again) before continuing with this story. BTW you can link stories by making them into a series.

    Okay I'm back after finishing Panic 1. This means I can go on with dissing Jared and Luke. But at least Luke confirmed Derry should say what he thinks and wants. Jack will tell him if he disagrees.

    I was contacted about the series thing. It's great in concept as a feature, but the occasion for me to use it is far too seldom for me to remember.

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    Chapter 1

    The version of Your Song mentioned is from the Moulin Rouge soundtrack. I had a boss in a grocery store named Ken with a bad comb-over and a silly loyalty to a company who couldn't have cared less about him. I once came to work with a hurt wrist, wrapped in a bandage and in a attempt to 'catch me' he threw a box of paper towels at me to see if I'd catch it. I let it drop and stared at him while he smiled and told me he'd been testing me. One of the beer distributors gave him a six pack or case o
    1 hour ago, weinerdog said:

    Excellent start.Maybe it is obvious but with me you have to be a obvious as a nuclear weapon.I think I recognize the name Maddox and the way Derry described the kids I think I know who they are  since you didn't mention the kids names I'm only 99% percent sure who they are.Since they appeared in the first chapter instead of halfway through the story I suspect we will see them again that would be so cool if so.

    I like the character Derry but what up with him dissing Elton John's Your Song?That song is a classic.The soundtrack Derry mentioned that had a cover of Your Song is that for real or is it a story point? If it's real what cover  are you talking about? I would like to check it out on YouTube

    BTW my name is Ken why did you have to make Derry's new boss "KEN" such an a-hole.lol

    The version of Your Song mentioned is from the Moulin Rouge soundtrack. I had a boss in a grocery store named Ken with a bad comb-over and a silly loyalty to a company who couldn't have cared less about him. I once came to work with a hurt wrist, wrapped in a bandage and in a attempt to 'catch me' he threw a box of paper towels at me to see if I'd catch it. I let it drop and stared at him while he smiled and told me he'd been testing me. One of the beer distributors gave him a six pack or case or something for xmas and he threw it on the shelf and smiled, stuck his tongue up against his upper lip and proudly told everyone it was 100% profit. So, that's hwy he's named Ken LOL

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    Chapter 13

    I loved my Bunn for years! I drink less coffee now, relying more on an electric kettle for tea. Still, if it weren't for my kids emptying my tea to make coffee, I'd still be using my Bunn.
    7 hours ago, travlbug said:

    Ryan says that Benji before coffee is "fucking hilarious" and "adorable," clear signs of love. (My favorite thing about waking up is seeing my husband's morning face, even after 28 years 🥰)

    Apex motors? Why does this name remind me of apex predators? Barney won't stand a chance! 

    "If [Luca] wants a goddamn espresso machine, he can buy it himself." Ryan is obviously a philistine. (The only question is whether to buy Italian or German. :yes:)

    Benji wants a Bunn coffee maker? Who hurt you in your childhood? 

    I love Benji's response when Ryan expresses the wish for him to quit dancing: "'So is this a request?'  I snorted. 'Like I get to tell you want to do? Yeah, it's a request.' 'Oh. Well, in that case, granted.'"  Benji is clearly testing Ryan: If Ryan had demanded that Benji quit, I think that the outcome would have been quite different.

    Mom and Dad have shown nothing but support for Ryan and Benji, and all Ryan had to do was tell them how he really felt (admittedly hard to do when your mother's a "force of nature.")  Of course Mom and Dad offer to fund Benji's education (think of the support they've given to Luca, so it makes perfect sense that they would want to do this for Ryan's lover), and Mom's couching it as an investment is brilliant!

    Benji admits to loving Ryan, but he says it to Ryan's Mom (though within Ryan's hearing!). As declarations of love go, this "indirect" approach is one of the more unique I've seen (but it saves on candy and flowers!).

    I love that Ryan has a magic moment of clarity--epiphany-like--while surrounded by his lover and friends. Anything may be possible, as long as you know what you want and work for it. ❤

    I loved my Bunn for years! I drink less coffee now, relying more on an electric kettle for tea. Still, if it weren't for my kids emptying my tea to make coffee, I'd still be using my Bunn.

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    Chapter 11

    And so we did. I guess Id' better gt moving.
    9 minutes ago, Leo C said:

    Hey!  (jumping up and down in excitement) We reached fifty - I reapeat: We reached fifty!!  (Blinking puppy eyes....)

    And so we did. I guess Id' better gt moving.

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    Chapter 10

    Because they are part of the wider Sanitaria Springs universe, they will pop up from time to time. Isaac makes a cameo in Panic 2, releasing soon.
    1 hour ago, Richian said:

    I just come across this story. 

    I absolutely loved it.,i just wished we could have more stories about Brandon, hal and issac,their wedding and raising the kids. 

    Thank you so much for a great  read. ❤️

    Because they are part of the wider Sanitaria Springs universe, they will pop up from time to time. Isaac makes a cameo in Panic 2, releasing soon.

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    Chapter 8

    43 Reactions. I just seem to recall something used to happen at 50. Was that right?

    43 Reactions. I just seem to recall something used to happen at 50. Was that right?

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    Chapter 8

    I so enjoy your comments! LOL
    9 minutes ago, travlbug said:

    "Julia and I had enjoyed the sex life we'd managed…." Managed? Sorry, Ryan, but this statement is a call for help! Good thing you've already found the cure!

    "I made sure my dick led the way back to his bedroom." Works better than a compass! (Who's going to tell the Boy Scouts? 😂)

    Benji employs an irrefutable defense for Gwen's bitchiness: "Well, it's a thing we do. She can be a hag, but she's my hag, if that makes any sense to you."  So what can you say to that? 🤗

    At least, Benji has a plan to go back to college: He does what he needs to do (actually, a very attractive trait).

    Ah, so the "hidden" car is not a mystery after all--just  Grandfather's Mark 1 Jetta, which Dad just sort of "forgot" to give to Ryan. (How do you forget about a car? Come on, Dad, you really wanted to keep it for yourself. :yes:)

    Uh oh! Benji has gone from cloud nine to kicked puppy status.  Someone has been telling him tales, but who is it, what did he say, and why? (While Gwen seems the most likely culprit, 🎶 it ain't necessarily so 🎵. (I'm in a Gershwin mood.) Time for Ryan to perform damage control!

    Um, Ryan, are you trying to make Annie your enemy?  First, you decline to tell her you're gay, so she has to find out from someone else (you didn't trust her, and the chickens have come home to roost!). Second, you tell her that she doesn't have a right to know whom you're dating (like you wouldn't want to know whom she is dating). Third, rather than advise her about boys, you criticize her date (because all women like having their dates attacked, right?). Now, instead of having an ally, you've created a monster ready to out you to Mom and Dad immediately.  If you want any semblance of control, you should tell your parents first (and may God have mercy on your soul! 😂).

    I so enjoy your comments! LOL

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    Chapter 7

    At the same time, as 'ahem, tiny spoiler' my current project brings up, we are all commodities whether we sell our bodies because other people will pay for them - either as labor in an office, a store, a factory or on a webcam. The divide comes over what we are told is appropriate, what versions of selling ourselves are 'unseemly' or inappropriate. Whatever we do for a living, we are selling our bodies - the how can be our choice.
    1 hour ago, BigBen said:

    Two gems I won't soon forget! 😄

     

    To me, it's a judgement call (so to speak, lol!).  I felt that Ryan did it gently and politely, just being frank.  And Benji certain seems to have taken it well.  You are definitely right that Ryan could have said it wrong, or inflicted his jealously on Benji as a judgement (instead of simply mentioning it as a fact).

     

    This comment, and Dabeagle's remark that sparked it, made me think of Shaw's play, Mrs. Warren's Profession.  At the end of the play, he gives her daughter a speech, in which she says basically that she did not judge her mother for turning to prostitution to survive and to feed her child.  What she judged her mother for was exploiting other women in need.

    For me, the concern is how people commodify themselves, as exemplified in the advice I recently read on line:  "You have to carefully manage your brand."  It's that way of thinking that I find distasteful.  I don't want to be a commodity, and I don't want anyone I care for to be a commodity, either.  But I can't help thinking of a conversation I had with a rent-boy once, who said that both he and the client felt that they were in charge of the situation, because it was a transaction.  The rent-boy got to specify what he would or would not do for the money; and the payment of money provided the john with some sense of being in charge, as the purchaser.  Seems cold to me, but I can see how it would work.  And why the john who falls in love with the prostitute, and the prostitute with a heart of gold, are such tropes in romantic fiction.

    At the same time, as 'ahem, tiny spoiler' my current project brings up, we are all commodities whether we sell our bodies because other people will pay for them - either as labor in an office, a store, a factory or on a webcam. The divide comes over what we are told is appropriate, what versions of selling ourselves are 'unseemly' or inappropriate. Whatever we do for a living, we are selling our bodies - the how can be our choice.

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    Chapter 3

    You're right, and thanks for sharing these here, Paul. We have a bit of story yet to go 🙂
    58 minutes ago, PaulP said:

    Re: speculations. I'll just repeat what I wrote privately to Dabeagle after reading the whole thing via the “read ahead” service available on his own site. (Note: NO spoilers.)

    We're still getting to know people.

    You're right, and thanks for sharing these here, Paul. We have a bit of story yet to go 🙂

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    Aftermath

    Unfortunately I didn't write all the Sanitaria Springs stories. Some have arcs that can be more or less stand alone, and I share them here. There are currently about 120 episodes, though the first few are only tenuously linked. You can find them at my website under the Sanitaria Springs heading.
    4 minutes ago, Ford48 said:

    I love story lines that are clear, distinct, have awesomely drawn characters and move along. I'm just starting to read your stories and they are all those things. I love your ability to set a scene and then inhabit it with really interesting , "real," entertaining people. I'm hooked but feel lost. Is there a recommended reading order so I don't miss out on anything?

    Thanks so much

    Unfortunately I didn't write all the Sanitaria Springs stories. Some have arcs that can be more or less stand alone, and I share them here. There are currently about 120 episodes, though the first few are only tenuously linked. You can find them at my website under the Sanitaria Springs heading.

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    Chapter 2

    Thank you for he wonderful comments so far! To clear things up a bit - this story takes place in the Sanitaria Springs universe and Howard and Chloe were established as a couple in the story 'New Home, Old Family' and Chloe is Derek Pellegrini's sister. SS cast members will be making cameos as well as some surprise visitors later in the story.

    Thank you for he wonderful comments so far! To clear things up a bit - this story takes place in the Sanitaria Springs universe and Howard and Chloe were established as a couple in the story 'New Home, Old Family' and Chloe is Derek Pellegrini's sister. SS cast members will be making cameos as well as some surprise visitors later in the story.

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    Chapter 12: Who is he?

    A new mystery? The question becomes, if Andrea is to be trusted, is Jonah older or younger? Some of his mannerisms point to younger - and he could easily check company records to confirm - or he could be older if there is some kind of game going on.

    A new mystery? The question becomes, if Andrea is to be trusted, is Jonah older or younger? Some of his mannerisms point to younger - and he could easily check company records to confirm - or he could be older if there is some kind of game going on.

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