Far Far Away - Tom McNeal
Oh my but this was wonderful! Twisty and turning with almost everyone looking like a villain one minute and a friend the next. All done with an innocent turn of phrase.

I came back from reading on my break and told my boss I needed to go home now because I had to finish right that very second. She laughed and smiled but still made me finish my shift. Evil!

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