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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

Intellectual Homicide

A bright orange air ambulance buzzed over downtown “Looks like somebody’s having a bad day,” said Kingston. Otis watched the helicopter until it disappeared behind the skyline. He was too sullen to care about someone else’s bad day. “What’s up … Continue reading

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The Broken Cell Phone Conundrum

Evelyn was visibly annoyed when she arrived home from work. “I’ve been trying to get a hold of you all day,” she said to her husband, Spencer. “I’m sorry. My phone died,” said Spencer. He offered his wife a consoling … Continue reading

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Mortuary Love

Its hard to say life is good when you are a funeral director, but that’s precisely how Claude felt. Years of study and apprenticeship were finally beginning to pay off. When Claude graduated from high school, his dad sat him … Continue reading

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Revenge Of The Song Lyrics (with footnotes)

“Please don’t see me. Please, please, please,” Caleb whispered to himself. He hadn’t seen Brent since their days at the Institute. It wasn’t a reunion Caleb wanted. “Caleb Cooper? The Pooper Scooper? Is that you?” The sound of Brent’s taunting … Continue reading

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The R&D Department

Tanner settled into his chair across from an elegantly dressed young woman. He was still surprised at her invitation to coffee. All he knew was her name was Felicia, she worked in R&D, and she was the loveliest woman he’d … Continue reading

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Vanyieck’s Thought for the Day

Thought for the day: When choosing a future career, consider comedy. Even if you aren’t very good at it, no one will laugh at you. Thank you to everyone who ‘liked’ my six word novels. Now, I’m off until September. … Continue reading

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Seven Days of the Six Word Novel: Day Seven

Separated by war. Hope fought valiantly.

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