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About vanyieck

There is nothing about me that is more interesting than you. I am a man. I have a wife and family. I have a career. I have two dogs. I

A Matter of Manly Perspective

“Do you mind if we stop at the drug store for a second? I’ve gotta pick something up for Cheryl,” said Luke. He turned into the parking lot before getting an answer. “Look at you, the dutiful husband,” said Glen. … Continue reading

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Death’s Great Discovery

His given name was Death. He was the kind of guy you couldn’t introduce. He had to be explained. That was the reason Crystal dumped him. She told Death that they weren’t ‘intellectually compatible’. She meant he was stupid. Death … Continue reading

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Midnight Pizza

It started with the pursuit of whiter teeth. Cal was a piece of dental floss, moving in slow motion toward a mouth. There were fangs. Cal could feel his heart beat in his chest. Suddenly, he knew. It was CNN’s … Continue reading

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Cuban Vacation

Drake insisted the bellhop carry their luggage their third floor room. It wasn’t his idea to come to a Cuban resort. The blame for that lay squarely with Marla, his fourth wife. Now that he was here, Drake decided make … Continue reading

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The Mockumentary

Piper stood before a couple of potential producers seated in a beige boardroom. This was the moment of action, the culmination of years of effort. She took a deep breath, smiled, then started. “It’s about the almost great civil disagreement … Continue reading

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The Only Way To Travel

Arsenio and Rebecca sat at their gate in the international departures waiting area and watched the ebb and flow of humanity. Their flight was still an hour away. “I remember my last flight. It was, wow, fifteen years ago,” said … Continue reading

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The Evangelist Futurist Genius

He was the guy in the company everyone wanted to meet. Until a couple of days ago, Heidi had never before heard of a ‘Evangelist Futurist’, but word was that Sam Tanaka was a bona fide genius. At first, all … Continue reading

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Texas A&M Class of ’73

I wear a university class ring. It isn’t mine. I bought it off eBay six years ago. The words ‘Texas A&M University 1876’ encircle an eagle protected by a shield with the year ’73. The name ‘Clark Chisum’ is etched … Continue reading

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The Genius Of Laziness

Sid ran his hands through his hair as he loaded a bootlegged copy of Flappy Bird onto his smartphone. It was 3:30 on a painfully ordinary Tuesday afternoon. A stack of files sat to his left. The computer monitor flipped … Continue reading

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Forming the Right Problems

A distinguished looking professor stepped into the wooden paneled hallway. Sitting on the two hundred year old stone floor was his doctoral student. “Mr. Johansson. I can see you now,” said the distinguished looking man. Karl Johansson scrambled to his … Continue reading

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