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Short Story: "Signing Statement" (14th in a series)

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"It'd probably work, too. I certainly wouldn't want to have to go through that."

"But what," the man at the table to Leetha's right said, "if that high-profile 'refusenik' as you call them, refused to fold? What if he let them drag him to court just so he could get a chance to call their bluff on both the six o'clock news and the entertainment shows?"

"You're serious," Leetha said. "You think it would be possible to mount a mass credit card strike?"

"I do. And I think it would be worth ruining my credit to pull the ground out from under them."

"Your credit?"

"Sure, he said. I come here for the chance to talk openly about things my publicist would have me locked up for. It's bad for business, he says, might sour a deal. But looking at the possible return on that sort of investment, I think it's worth the risk. As your friend here said, it's partly a gamble. And I'd like to beat them at their own game. Besides, if it works, there might be a book or a movie in it afterwards."

She was almost afraid to look at the business card he passed her.

THE END

[This is the 14th story in a series that began with "Logical Conclusion/Full Circle".]

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Ever since I learned to speak binary on a DIGIAC 3080 training computer, I've been involved with tech in one way or another, but there was always another part of me off exploring ideas and writing about them. Halfway to a BS in Space Technology at (more...)
 
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When I began writing this series in August 2007, I... by P. Orin Zack on Wednesday, Nov 25, 2009 at 3:48:24 PM