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The Ghost of Beck (iv)

Beck sat down at his computer to email his younger sister Lisa who was vacationing in Paris. Lisa — Last night was pretty bad. My cell plan doesn’t include overseas calls, so I thought I’d write. You might be able to call me. You remember that I had problems with the toilet being too low, […]

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About the Dining (Chapter iii)

Dining in Castle Vista was always chaotic. The women that brought you food, it’s hard to even call them waitresses, we’ll call them servers, ran around the dining room making hundreds of unnecessary trips to the kitchen. There was no central spot with coffee in a carafe so that if several people asked for coffee […]

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Attention Must be Paid – Chapter 2

Beck had a difficult time getting up to breakfast that morning. The dining room which overlooked Central Park and which was one of the main draws of the Castle, was on the 14th floor. Beck was on the 4th floor, not facing the park. The building had three elevators, and generally they were crammed with […]

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Mr Beck and the Castle

Beck woke in the middle of the night in what he thought was his own room, but quickly realized he had been dreaming. It wasn’t his own room any longer it was an institution for the poor and old. What had woken him up was the creak of the door opening slowly an a lone […]