From Partners, a short story, sequel due out March 6.
“I took those clothes home to wash, and I need a shave;
your razor’s always dull.”
“That’s ‘cause of my heavy beard.” Nicco felt his face,
already scratchy with stubble. “My macho Italian roots. Your razor lasts months.” Nicco gave his partner a slap on the ass as he edged past him to put the cards away.