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– a 55-word story


They needed a chauffeur to take her to school.

“Not the young man.” said the over-cautious mother.

The father nodded sagely.

They hired the older man, who was old enough to be her grandfather. Their daughter was safe, they thought in parental wisdom.

Days later, they wondered why she was obsessed with cleaning herself repeatedly.

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