Posts by jamesfried


By on Apr 2, 2023 in Fiction | Comments Off

I first laid eyes on her in a Massachusetts State House conference room. She was taking notes during a debate over a new voting rights bill. I was there as an ambitious investigative reporter in search of an interesting story. I nudged Lucas, my friend and fellow reporter. “Know her?” I asked. He leaned into me and whispered. “Jessica Boyd. Committee staffer.” He frowned, shaking his head. “She’s involved with some dude named Leo.” I accepted the information as gospel. Lucas—single and always on the hunt—knows the skinny on every Beacon Hill mark. I recorded her name in my...

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