By H Millard: I was sitting at the bar of Clancy’s one night when a guy came in who I had seen around a couple of times. He sat on the stool next to mine, and nodded to me. I returned the nod. He ordered a drink and then another and then another. The booze was starting to loosen his tongue, and he started talking to me. I mostly listened. I had nothing else to…

Paradise Island is the home of a relatively small community of 10,000 people, and the people of this island are famous for their production of high quality widgets, which they sell as components to larger manufacturing client companies on the mainland. The population of Paradise Island has been changing in recent years however. The widget business has been depressed for some time – competition for contracts on the mainland has been fierce and a number…