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She smiled, kissed him again. "I love you, too. " The force as much as Salt Lake urban appeared lengthy. as soon as he received throughout the mountains and onto Interstate IS, the panorama remained unchanged for over 100 miles: farmland to the left, foothills to the precise. Thank God for tapes. there have been no first rate radio stations, and he popped in a chain of cassettes he'd made of a variety of albums and CDs, conserving conscious and alert by way of hearing tunes. He came across himself pondering if he might stay off the royalties and resales of what he'd already written should still it come all the way down to that. He hadn't typed a unmarried be aware on his new novel for the previous weeks, and he in truth didn't see himself assembly the cut-off date. He puzzled if he will be capable of end the publication in any respect. it'd be something if he was once in basic terms caught in this novel, yet he had no different rules both, and he had no longer even been in a position to crank out a brief tale. This motion picture deal was once a providence, and if he might simply promote yet one more publication to Hollywood, they might have the capacity to repay the home and dwell rather conveniently the following in Utah for the subsequent decade. quite if Maureen's shopper checklist saved starting to be. the concept that he used to be dried up, that his artistic lifestyles was once over, scared the residing hell out of him. He'd by no means desired to do something except write, did not know the way to do something except write, and if that was once taken clear of him... He prayed this was once only a transitority setback. Salt Lake urban used to be not anything like he'd anticipated. He'd by no means been there ahead of, had merely noticeable images in magazines and on postcards, images of old fashioned Victorian houses and a contemporary downtown sponsored through snowcapped peaks, however the road glided by mile after mile of rusty educate yards and unpleasant business structures. The sight depressed him, and he used to be thankful for the fresh, universal modernity of the airport. He slightly had sufficient time to make the promised name to Maureen and purchase a few cheapo flight assurance sooner than the boarding demand his flight. He bought at the airplane, settled into his seat, and pulled out a e-book to learn from his carryon bag. studying made the time pass through quicker, saved him from being concerned approximately crashes and injuries and the potential of a fiery demise, and it always served to stave off undesirable conversations along with his aisle mate. Maureen continually recommended bringing considered one of his personal books to learn, hyping himself that manner, yet he could not convey himself to be so shameless. in addition to, the very last thing he desired to do used to be reread one in every of his novels. After writing it, proofreading it, going over the typeset model, and checking the galleys, he was once pretty much unwell of a e-book by the point it hit the cabinets. The journey was once uneventful, the younger girl within the seat subsequent to him as loath to speak as he was once, and earlier than he knew it the airplane was once taxiing down the runway at LAX. X. He'd constantly puzzled the place the hell that had come from. The reputable identify was once l. a. overseas Airport. How the letter X had come to face for the observe overseas used to be an entire secret to him. in fact, it additionally appeared to stand for Christ, on account that lots of people abbreviated Christmas as yuletide.