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THE KEEPER OF TUESDAY
It was Tuesday. But then, it was always Tuesday.
At least, it was for him. He was the Keeper of Tuesday. It was his job to make sure Tuesday arrived when it was meant to, and left before it outstayed its welcome. His task was to ensure everything that was supposed to occur on Tuesdays occurred at the right time, and in the right order.
It was a straightforward enough job. Nothing much ever happens on a Tuesday, anyway.
The next day was Tuesday. So was the next one, and the one after that.
The following day was his Day Off. It wasn’t, strictly speaking, a Tuesday, but it wasn’t any other day, either. It was just his Day Off, which rolled around every seventh Tuesday, regular as clockwork.
The next day was Friday. And this, he would later come to reflect, was when everything started to go pear shaped.
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