He came prepared, pockets stuffed with quarters and that powder that rock climbers use to get a better grip. Sure, it had a name, but he didn't have time to bother with details. He was at the arcade.
He approached the machine and took a deep breath. Savored the moment , the atmosphere — that smell of cotton candy and discarded dreams — before dropping a quarter into the machine.
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Written by Nathan Cykiert and Bryan Bishop. Video and production by Regina Dellea and Jordan Oplinger.