GREEN

Sometimes, the littlest things can lead to BIG problems …

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First, there was a sharp thud.

Then there was a howl; a desperate, agonised howl.

Then came the expletives; forced out between gritted teeth, riding on breathless gasps.

Followed by beads of cold sweat springing up across a pallid forehead.

And stunned green eyes brimming with shocked tears.

A shaking hand gingerly reached out to massage injured flesh.

Knees buckled.

A wave of nausea threatened.

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Finally, agony subsided into a dull throb.

Fists unclenched.

Ragged gasps softened into deep breaths.

"sonofabitch … sonofabitch ..."

xxxxx

Sam looked up from his laptop with a sigh.

"Stub your toe again, dude?"

xxxxx

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