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The Cicadas Charles W. Harvey

The Cicadas

Charles W. Harvey

Published September 23rd 2011
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Bunny Marie works for LaSalle, a Washington DC Lobby/PR firm. Her conscience is bothering her and she believes the Director of the firm is out to get her. She wants to do the right thing about the cigarette company who is a major client of LaSalle.MoreBunny Marie works for LaSalle, a Washington DC Lobby/PR firm. Her conscience is bothering her and she believes the Director of the firm is out to get her. She wants to do the right thing about the cigarette company who is a major client of LaSalle. But can her small town Texas values survive in the brutal world of Washington Lobbyists?Will Bunny survive the Cicadas is a major question. They have come back after a long hiatus and are out to cause as much trouble as they can for Bunny Marie and the rest of the city.Is Lee Anne (another LaSalle grunt) Bunnys friend or foe? The Cicadas have the answer.Excerpt:The façade of the Filibuster Restaurant loomed before her like a huge redbrick barbecue pit. In front of the restaurant the United States flag waved as if it was being carried into battle. Bunny marched on, crunching cicadas under her flats.She reached the Filibuster and pushed through its heavy vault-like doors. She gazed up at the portraits of past Speakers of the House and didn’t recognize a single name—though she thought one sleepy jowly face who snoozed when Lyndon Johnson gave his State of the Union Speech looked familiar. Bunny spoke to the Maitre D’ and he pointed to a table under a portrait of a tightlipped George Washington. Lee Anne Crossley rose and shook Bunny Marie’s hand as if Bunny was a client, though they worked in the same department at LaSalle and had seen one another moments earlier. Bunny bumped the silverware as she sat. Lee Anne paused before taking her seat. Something shiny on top of Bunny Marie’s hair caught her eye. She squinted for a second, smiled at Bunny, and sat down.“The cicadas are murder this season,” Lee Anne said as she brushed her fingers through her blond page boy. The ends curled into a conch shell. Her hair reminded Bunny of America’s Founding Fathers. Bunny trusted Lee Anne.