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The Social Media Killer – Chapter 33: The Aftermath of All of It

I enter work in the morning, wearing the same pretty-dirty cream-colored suit I’ve had since I started staying at Karina’s place the other night. Banks don’t usually open on Sundays, but Atlanta Cares is special. It’s in the name and everything.

Mr. Larkins, standing up front, sees me and gives me a tight embrace, his face beaming. “You did it, kid,” he says. “I don’t know what it was, but it sure damn worked.”

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The Social Media Killer – Chapter 31: Welp

“I honestly didn’t expect to get caught so easily,” Karina says as we are both escorted down the hallway and around the corner, handcuffed and guns pointed to our sides. “I really thought your plan was going to work.”

“I said it was a stupid plan.”

“Yeah, but I don’t know, that kind of stupid is usually the kind that works. You know?”

“Maybe we did something wrong. Was it the empty pizza boxes that gave it away?”

“Not sure. Maybe it was just too early in the morning for pizza.”

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The Social Media Killer – Chapter 30: Showdown in Downtown

We arrive at the entrance to Mayor Epstein’s office, a towering building among towering buildings. There are security guards along each of the doors to the building, but they don’t seem to be reacting in any panic, which means Jones has not yet struck.

If this works out, we’ll be able to stop her in time. If it doesn’t, we’ll probably end up dead and Atlanta will fall apart.

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The Social Media Killer – Chapter 29: Sunny-Side Up

Sizzle…

Sizzle…

It’s been a while since I had the opportunity to cook anything. So I ran over to Fami really early in the morning, picked up food stuff, and now I’m making some breakfast for the rest of this little party here.

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The Social Media Killer – Chapter 28: The Killer and the Robot

R8PR takes a long look at Jones.

She does the same at him.

Karina takes a step to the side to avoid being caught in the staredown, and automatically blushes.

“A pleasure to make your acquaintance,” R8PR says to Jones. “I am Sage, the first sentient robot.”

“Don’t call yourself ‘Sage.’ Stop it.”

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The Social Media Killer – Chapter 27: The Truth Behind Everything

“What do you mean ‘the truth behind everything?’” I ask Jones as she continues to cry on my bedroom floor. You know, usually when I have a girl crying in my bedroom, it’s because I’m doing a good job. This is ruining my reputation, here.

No, this isn’t the time for jokes, is it?

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The Social Media Killer – Chapter 26: A Truce

“A truce?”

Jones is wearing the same hoodie from earlier this morning, now covered in dust and dirt and a bit torn. She looks just as passionate and intense as before, but the bags under her eyes are a lot more noticeable than before.

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The Social Media Killer – Chapter 25: Take Me Home, Atlanta Roads

Chief Baranowsky, who escorted me from Mayor Epstein’s office back home, follows behind me as we make our way up the stairs.

If he’s expecting a goodbye kiss, he’s not getting one.

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The Social Media Killer – Chapter 24: Meeting’s On

I’m escorted down the hall and to the left.

There’s office workers pacing the halls and a kind elderly receptionist who looks at me being held against my will in handcuffs. We exchange friendly glances before she gasps at the realization of my current predicament.

Yes, I could break these cuffs. But that would just cause a big fight and a lot of people would get hurt, and I would probably not escape alive except as a fugitive going into hiding the rest of my life. My goal to be productive with my existence would be spoiled forever.

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