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Stephen Weir and Maria Nenadovich in front of Andy Warhol's Mao Title: When Time Stood Still In A Small Town Ontario Author: Stephen Weir (firstname.lastname@example.org) The Story: A roof. Four teenagers. A fatal attraction. 45 years ago we were atop of the tallest building in Renfrew. It was a science experiment with Superball. Throw Superball and ita bounce towards the stars. How high would it fly when thrown from the roof? Whoosh! Screaming screaming streetward. It hit with a sickening splat. Next? Zooming skyward it arced towards the post-office clocktower. Time stood still. Plop. Tinkles of glass. A round hole at 6. Before the bouncing stopped we scattered in four very different directions. Guy Fox. Karsh. Hemingway. Pope Paul. Death has caught two. We won’t meet again.