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R.C. Lages

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R.C. Lages
Robert Lages grew up in Vienna, Va, and currently lives in Allentown, Pa. with his wife Johanne and daughter Emma. He has been exercising thoroughbred race horses the past 32 years in the mid-west and on the east coast. Lages started attending Mercer in 2009.

Innocence Lost

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The guy tried to force his tongue in my mouth. “No,” I said, jerking my head away from his. “You can do that other stuff, but I ain’t gonna let you do that.” “Come on,” he insisted in strange irregular breaths, as he tried to strong-arm my slight fifty-six inch frame back towards him. “It’ll…

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FICTION: La Corde

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Jean-Luc, on the threshold of adolescence, sulked into an overwhelmingly proper office. A stern old man with solemn eyes, magnified by heavy spectacles, bade him sit at a formidably exquisite desk of mahogany. A lavender envelope bearing his name lay before him. Jean-Luc inhaled the familiar fragrance of lilac before he slit it open with…

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FICTION: The Jocks’ Room

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“Anyone see a blind valet bumping into things around here?” Jim Fresno wasn’t expecting an answer to the inane question he asked while he made his entrance into the Jockeys’ room. This room was no ordinary place. In the room, the “t” in the word valet is never silent. From it, small men play a…

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FICTION: Muddy Heart

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“Muddy Heart” The paramedics did not know when the artery burst. They did know it was the femoral, and they had less than five minutes to keep the man alive. A crucial minute had already been spent locating the wound. This involved taking off the now worthless attire meant to protect the rider. The helmet…

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