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By Ward Anderson
How do you inform exact twins Steven and Scotty apart?
Hint: one in all them is lifeless.
Steven is the practical dual with a wise activity, good outfits, brilliant haircut, and good female friend. He works as a sommelier and has annoyingly reliable flavor. Scotty is the wild one, a unfastened spirit who travels the realm, will get inebriated, will get laid, then will get in difficulty. They haven't spoken in 3 years. And now Scotty is useless.
Upon listening to the inside track of his brother's deadly aneurism, Steven hops on a aircraft to Singapore to retrieve the physique. He discovers that his dual had a scorching neighborhood female friend, which isn't impressive. With Scotty, there has been continuously a girl--usually younger and lovely, yet no longer the type of lady to die for. Dania is one other tale. She's horny, shrewdpermanent, sings in a cocktail bar, and notices a remarkable similarity among Steven and his dual: "You appear like difficulty, too." She needs to be correct simply because, over the following few days, Steven unearths himself shirking his staid existence again domestic, speaking to Scotty's ashes--and turning into dangerously concerned with the single girl who may possibly recognize the reality approximately his brother's dying. . .
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All That's Left by Ward Anderson