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  1. Summary

    The Meaning of This City and The Maze of Your Ingenuity, the first two stories in this series, can be read as a stand-alone dualogy. The remaining five stories in this series will not make as much sense without reading those first two. Series-level, story-level, and chapter-level titles are from T.S. Eliot’s Choruses from The Rock.

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    For those who requested it, here's an absolute, link-by-link chronological reading order for this series. Given some of the ficlets external to When You Find It, Run and Learning Our Names fall between chapters of those two longer works, it's high time there was a directory in addition to end-links and notes. When You Find It, Run has illustrations by Selene; Challengers has illustrations by MarieMarion. These are embedded in the text, so you'll encounter them as you read.

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  4. Summary

    The first story in this series, Damocles, can be read as a stand-alone. However, the subsequent five pieces (DTF, Doubling Down, Debriefings, Dalliances, and Dog Days) work best if you've read everything in sequential order. If you only want to read the ending stretch, then the very last chapter of Damocles is the one thing you will need as a prologue to understand the final four stories.

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  5. Summary

    The first and third pieces, Triage and Darkroom, can be read independently of each other with no harm done (it's worth mentioning that Triage does nonetheless contain events relevant to Darkroom). Similarly, the second piece, The Talk, can be read as a stand-alone. If you wish to read the last handful of pieces in this series, please note that you'll need to have read everything from Darkroom forward. Continuity matters quite a bit, as some of the stories pick up a moment after the previous ones end.

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  1. Public Bookmark 12

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    09 May 2022

  2. Public Bookmark 54

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    Frank and Karen figure it out.

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    21 Feb 2022

  3. Public Bookmark 79

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    “I, um,” Matt says, shifting a bit closer to Foggy. “I’ve never slow danced.”

    “Well,” Foggy breathes. “We can’t have that, can we?”

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    24 Jan 2022

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    People mistake Matt and Foggy for a couple more often than most pairs of male friends usually have to endure, possibly because of how Matt was usually holding onto Foggy’s arm for guidance, or possibly because of the way Foggy gazed at Matt in a slightly lovestruck manner almost all the time. Yeah, maybe that last one.

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    “I’m contributing yet another lovely sign to our office,” Foggy says, brandishing the finished product with a flourish. Matt can’t see the sign, but he can probably sense the flourish, which is what matters. “It says, ‘It has been ‘0’ days since Matt made an idiotic decision.’”

    “Doesn’t seem like it will inspire much trust from our clients.”

    What the sign instead inspires: debates, understanding, a patented Murdock-level guilt trip, ice cream celebrations, a kiss, and perhaps even a way to finally move forward.

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    24 Jan 2022

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