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Scattered Debris

It has been almost a year since the tragic event of 9/11 and Paul Barrow is still trapped in the cloud of memories. His carefully maintained, isolated world is invaded in one weekend by an old friend, a new love and a stranger with secrets entwined with his own.

Themes of isolation and forgiveness run through this story and were very much on my mind at the time I started to write. The description of Lulu and The Sherpa coffeehouse was the first thing I wrote, an idle description of a place that had no story around it. Everything seemed to evolve as I wrote, incorporating 9/11, the idea of believing you screwed up and forgiving yourself.

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