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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

Selfie Logic

“This is so exciting! I’ve always wanted to see Niagara Falls,” said Thea. “Why is the Canadian Falls so much bigger than the American Falls?” asked Olivia. “Because Canada’s a bigger country. They should have a bigger waterfall.” Olivia shrugged. … Continue reading

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Teenaged Angst

Danny arrived from work to discover a home brimming with teenaged angst. “Go talk to your daughter,” said Alana, his wife. “Do I have to?” said Danny. He shuffled down the hall and knocked on Erin’s door. “How’s it going?” … Continue reading

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How To Build A Resume

“What makes chocolate amazing?” asked Natalie. “Besides the fact that it’s one of the few things that make life worth living?” said Julie. “Yeah, but why does it make life worth living?” “I heard it was one of the two … Continue reading

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I’ve been shortlisted for a Word Guild Award!

A big thank you to the World Guild for considering my novel for this prestigious award. The awards gala will be held June 13th.

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The Wrong Idea

Bruce arrived at school to pick up his son and discovered a woman marching with a picket sign. “No more animal testing!” she shouted. Bruce tried to avoid her, but after making eye contact, she wasn’t about to let him … Continue reading

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The Nose Stud Hypothesis

It was a moment of celebration mixed with overwhelming relief. After months of preparation, the sales team presented their pitch. It was a thirty minute multimedia extravaganza. Afterwards, the team gathered at the Thirsty Pigeon to decompress. Ed sat down … Continue reading

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A Steaming Cup of Crazy

Sitting on the patio of Morton’s Café, Hector breathed deeply. “I love Spring in the city.” “Nothing like stepping through freshly thawed garbage,” said Stewart. “Or the smell. Nasty,” added Ramona. “You two are pessimists,” said Hector. “And look at … Continue reading

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