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Featured Story: The Lottery (Short Story)

Synopsis: two old codgers in the desert try to figure out what to make of a multi-BILLION dollar lottery proposed, and eventually put into action, by the goveranator of CA.

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2011-07-22 10:10:41 Revision 10 ...

 Every time I get really confused about something, I head for the desert, and my old friend Bob. Now was such a time, and I was rolling east along Interstate 10, escaping the smog and noise of Los Angeles, escaping my boring and routine life as insurance adjustor.

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2011-07-22 10:07:32 Revision 9 ...

But I had something more specific on my mind: this new one hundred billion dollar lottery idea of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Seeming to me rather desperate to regain some sort of hero status, here is our Governator proudly proclaiming on TV that this new super fantastic “Be as Rich as Bill Gates” lottery is going to solve all of California's myriad financial woes.

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2011-07-22 10:05:11 Revision 8 ...

I'd known Bob since my wild and crazy days of the sixties, when Bob served out four years in Vietnam, where he left a Vietnamese wife and child. Myself, I lied my way out of the draft, grew my hair long and smoked a lot of pot, and later spent a lot of time listening to Bob’s ‘Nam adventures. As years went by we kept in touch, and I continued to listen to Bob’s views on politics, economics, and life in general. Bob seemed always to have a broader perspective, or insight, that made sense when all else stood in confusion. Now was clearly one of those confusing times.

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2011-07-22 10:05:11 Revision 7 ...

Not only was the world seeming to fall into chaos with rising gasoline prices, rich getting ever richer, and the slums ever poorer, but the war in Iraq continued to take its deadly toll, and, well, I was feeling a certain humiliation for even being an American under “lets shoot the bad guys” cowboy G.W. Bush.

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