The eggnog was thick and heavy like whipped cream
or marshmellow mixed with custard and rum.
A man in a tan suit reached out
and put his hand on a transparent
pink glass heart on the Christmas tree.

"It's an FX-70000," said one of the men
in tan suits. He pulled a long thin calculator
out of his pocket. The other two men leaned
over the calculator while he pushed some buttons.
Small gray graphs appeared on the calculator's
tiny green screen.


Uncle Roger File 3: Terminals by Judy Malloy
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