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AJ Writing Prize Shortlist: Meet me at the Wit, by John S Clark

Sitting at the rooftop bar, perched 27 levels above the rattle of the Chicago Loop, the evening light fades over the hazy horizon of decaying west-side rooftops as the office fluorescent lights of the towers slowly assert their prominence. We watch the milling denizens of the 9-5 crowdhappily swilling their cosmos, whiskey sours, and Heinekens after a long day inside one of the neighboring high-rise cubicle farms

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