They Play Solitaire

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> PART ONEcoversans

Prelude

> Prologs

•    Tom’s and Helen’s messages

•    John Morganstern’s Forward

•    Tom’s and Helen’s message

• Nina
………….. [“I don’t think Herb ever intended to shoot anybody.”]

• Leaving Vegas

• Mrs. Bert
………….. [and friends, out on the corner on lawn furniture]

• Emeryville-to-Elko (Denver International Airport)

Nina
………….. [back to the park to interview Nina]

• Grand Junction (Denver International Airport)

• Jack and Bobby
………….. [the instant messaging apps]

• Stop in Denver/16th Street – on to Lincoln (Omaha – Eppley International)

• Nina
…………… [bonds with “the boys”]

• Lincoln (Omaha – Eppley International)

• Michael
…………… [aunt-and-uncle’s place – carny junk]

• Galesburg (Chicago – O’Hare International)

• Nina and Bobby
…………… [the day Nina started playing solitaire] The Art Extension

• [small town] (Kansas City airport)

• Nina and Jack
…………… [Getting A Bande à Part together]

• Kingman (Albuquerque airport)

• Michael
……………. [Michael’s junk-music past] The Art Extension

• [small town] (San Diego airport)

• A.D.
……………. [lived in a downtown hotel … a block from the streetcar stop]

• [small town] (Austin airport)

• Michael
……………. [fire at the observatory]

• [small town] (New Orleans airport)

• Nina
……………… [has a thing about toy keyboards]

• Galesburg (Chicago airport)

• Michael
……………… [drives The Shear back to Central CA] The Art Extension

• [small town] (Montreal airport)

• Nina and Mrs. Bert
……………… [they meet – reprise of prelude end]

• [small town] (??? airport)

• Bobby
…………….. [hacks into interships]

• [small town] (Minneapolis/St. Paul airport)

• Davie
…………….. [his only friends]

•    [small town] (Seatle airport)

• Henry
……………… [finds a good derelict room to jam in] The Art Extension

• [small town] (Vancouver airport)

• Michael
………………. [At the jam studio] The Art Extension

• Molokai (Honolulu)

• Nina
……………… [nobody’s girl]

• [small town] (Anchorage airport)

• Bobby
…………….. [shows off his sims]

• [small town] (Fairbanks airport)

• Abandoned
…………….. [by everybody]

> PART TWO [see: Later, Maybe]

• The Camp – Jack and Davie
…………………………………. [outside the fence]

•  Sakhalinsk/Blagovesh

• The Special Economic Zone – Liu Wang
…………………………………. [Morganstern checks in]

• The SEZ – George King
…………………………………. [How he came to be hospitalized]

• The SEZ – Wang and King
…………………………………. [A Summit]

• Heihe

• The SEZ – George King
…………………………………. [“aristocrats”]

• Lake Baikal

• The SEZ – George King
…………………………………. [“You’re going back.”]

• Central
………………………………… [back in The Golden State]

• The Camp – Jack and Davie
………………………………… [outside the fence]

• Rocklin

• The Mall – [Nina’s friend’s boss]
…………………………………. [Income Opps]

• The Camp
…………………………………. [All inducted]

• The Camp – Nina and Mrs. Bert
…………………………………. [reunion]

• The Camp – Mrs. Bert
…………………………………. [Mrs. Bert’s ad hoc monitoring initiative]

• The Camp – A.D. and Nina
…………………………………. [why he never got any older]

• The Camp – Sally
…………………………………. [slow food]

• The Camp – Jack
…………………………………. [jam]

• The Camp – Michael
…………………………………. [post production]

• The Camp – Nina and Bobby
…………………………………. [the “connectors” arrive]

• The SEZ
…………………………………. [Morganstern’s sanitorium]

> Epilog

• Tom
…………………………………. [tracks down everybody up in Sacramento]

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Written by Kenny Mann

06/21/2009 at 3:24 pm

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