Maxine Takes a Joyride

A lot of bad things can happen on the open road.

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II.

To celebrate her birthday, Maxine took a little joyride.

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The inside of the diner was a time capsule, from the fading Trump 2020 poster on the wall above the old-fashioned cash register to the deep-fat fryer sizzling away in complete defiance of all state health laws. Behind the register leaned Johnny Oates, whose burning hatred of everything politically correct had led him to create this temple to a fantasy America where everybody enjoyed a God-given right to clogged arteries and blackened lungs.

Writer, editor, author of 'Maxine Unleashes Doomsday' and 'Boise Longpig Hunting Club.'

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