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I awoke a couple of weeks ago with the outline of 'Closing Time' in my mind. I wrote it and eventually sent it to my Editors who went over it and returned it rather quickly with a few corrections.
Closing Time takes place several years after the conclusion of Magic Ink II but long before the beginning of Magic Ink III. It is the simple story of how Sean O'Connell accepted a temporary job to initiate a new building closing and energy conservation program that the University had instituted. The story covers the problems that he encountered the first night on the job.
On a personal note, I am currently working on three separate stories, although not very fast. There is a story in the Magic Ink Universe, 'Conrad', Amulets of Power V, and Ashley III. I work on them when I don't have any doctors appointments scheduled, as I find that I am too anxious when I have appointments and can't concentrate to write. I also have plots for a number of other stories, but am too busy presently to even think about them.
Enjoy this short story. More stories soon.