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Write a short story or flash leading up to this story's ending.

His vision turns dim. He doesn't even know her name. What was it--Esme, Emily, Eloise?

He drags his feet back to the broken kite, pressing the wrinkled newspaper against his chest. He picks up the kite and starts walking back toward the market, thinking about brave men and tears. He rubs his eyes again and again.


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