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Monday, October 24, 2005

Jacques & Gillian: a very short coming of age story

Jacques and Gillian planned a ski holiday weekend in the Laurentians for their first getaway date. As they ventured northward, Jacques took a snow-covered side road near the ski hill to get a bottle of Evian for his lover. The police report read (in French): the vehicle skidded on black ice, caromed off the weakened guardrail, then rolled down the embankment. Jacques suffered a concussion and Gillian was ejected from the rented SUV and succumbed to her injuries. Jacques was quickly released after a brief observation. His thoughts soured as he was utterly alone.

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