Lydia makes her first attempt to get her hands on her mentor’s literary estate. She appears at the widow’s door, and although the widow is cooperative, together they confront a technical problem: they don’t know the password to Barney’s computer. It’s like a sphinx guarding its secret with a riddle they can’t answer. After countless failures, Lydia takes the computer’s hard drive to a tech shop. Despite guaranteed results, disaster strikes (an act of God?) and it seems that Barney’s unpublished writings may vanish forever. This is the 5th installment of the serialized novel, Life In The Margins. Learn more about the novel here.