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Short Story: "Making it Count" (Part 2 of a series)

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Kendrik nodded thoughtfully, and Jason motioned for the livestreamer to come closer.

"Hi Gram." Kendrik said unsteadily. "It's K2. Don't tell mom, but after I saw you get arrested on the Internet, I ditched school and took a bus to the encampment. I met some really nice people, including a lady welder who said she owed you a favor. Oh, yeah. We ran into this guy called Wendell Jones when we got here. He said he could buy this place and build something on it if there was nobody occupying it, so we decided to save it for you and the others. I heard that you told the folks here about the Wobblies last night, and about how they all watched one another's back. Well, we're doing them one better. They hauled your entire encampment away, so we gathered another one to take its place. Most of them are friends and family of the people they took away this morning. We've got your back, Gram."

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