His life was smooth and easy.

Manuel maintained the yards of more than 60 homes in South Miami. But it was the next 10 minutes that he lived for. Every other week he looked forward to the uncertainty of those 10 minutes. Like a snapshot, he turned those 10 minutes upside down and sideways. Would she answer when he rang the bell?

SMOOTH AND EASY BY MARLENE OLIN 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE …

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