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May 8, 2013 1:54 PM

Living the 'Downton' life on Bluffton manor

Fiction fulfills a very important function in my life by lifting me from the daily doldrums of hum-drum routines. When I envision myself as characters in fiction, I am swept away from dishes in the sink, trips to the vet and slacks that won't fit. Fiction is the flight of fancy that widens my horizons and invites my imagination to play.

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