Charles De Leusse: A Short Story

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ORPS NE PEUT CONTENIR - L’ouragan intérieur—Charles de Leusse (Body can’t contain an inside hurricane) Pensacola, Florida 1:15 a.m., September 16, 2004 The flickering candle flame reflected in the wide eyes before him. It had been a favor to let Chip ride out the storm here, but the noises outside were making Rick Harris question this logic. “Goddamn man, what the hell is that sound?” Chip’s panic was almost palpable, and his friend, what’s-his-name, sat nearby shaking his head. Rick didn’t like the sound of it either. Fwap, fwap, fwap. It was like the devil banging on the door. “It’s just the wind.” Hurricane Ivan was living up to his namesake and was beating down on Pensacola in the worst way. Rick was getting the
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