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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 Superhero With A Life

‘If you could be a superhero, who would you be, and why?’ Tony tapped the pencil against his chin as he thought. He flipped the page over and looked on the back. It was blank. He read the question on … Continue reading

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How To Get On Santa’s Naughty List

Wes, pale and worried, skulked into the office past Monica and Kyle. “What’s wrong, Wes?” asked Monica. Wes looked at Monica with terror. “Is it that obvious?” “Yeah.” Wes thought for a second, then handed Monica a note. She read … Continue reading

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Revenge of the Princess

When Gwenyth suddenly picked up archery as a hobby, her friends got worried. Gwenyth was a prototypical princess. Beautiful, polished and prissy. She approached the bow with intensity. Two hours a day, rain or shine, she practiced in her back … Continue reading

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Christmas Spirit For The Next Generation

Three days before Christmas and the mall was in chaos. Dirk sat at the entrance of the food court and smiled at the frenzied mob that passed by. Melanie sat across from him, sipping on a candy cane latté. “This … Continue reading

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The Little Sandy Sleighfoot Paradigm

Dr. Chuck Parker, professor of History at Appaloosa University, entered his son’s high school classroom and felt a pang of anxiety. It was a combination of the meeting he was about to have with Xander’s ninth grade teacher and his … Continue reading

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The Dark Power of Youtube

Milt looked around the restaurant for a woman wearing a white rose. That was part of the arrangement. He spotted Megan seated at a table near the fireplace. He approached, said ‘hi’ and handed her his business card. “Thanks for … Continue reading

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Another Casualty of Black Friday

When Boris arrived at home, he was greeted by Grace, rooted on the couch, surrounded by Black Friday fliers. “Where did you get all those?” he asked. “The mail. Isn’t it great? It’s the most wonderful time of the year,” … Continue reading

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