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SPONTANEOUS CHOICES SHORTS features short serialized fiction by author Shannon Muir, that may be later released as part of e-book or print collections. In 2019, these serials will appear every second and fourth Thursday (and fifth Thursdays as they occur). This week continues a new serialized story, “A Second La Chance,” about a young woman who originally hoped to have the children of a wealthy spoiled man to get paid off to leave him, but ends up with more than she ever bargained for when deciding to take a chance to start a new life for herself. This is part 8 of 16. I saw him in the distance and somehow managed in my dress shoes to run back to him in my dress shoes. Firmly, I grabbed his wrist. He swung to attack me and fortunately for us both, stopped short. “You need to be careful,” he chastised me. “I’m trained to kill.” “Do you have a picture? I want to see what this man looks like who claims to be my father, if there is any resemblance at all.” “My instructions are to bring you to his prescence. If I show you his picture, and you refuse to come along, I cannot guarantee that you will be safe. If you know, they will want to torture you.” I tried not to laugh. “Who, me? I’m just some tramp who slept around and showed off on the Internet.” “There she is!” I heard someone shout, in a voice less than friendly. The stranger grabbed my wrist. “Run!”