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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

Modern Intellectualism

“Man, I hate it when you’re wearing earbuds and you have water in your ears,” complained Mark has he wiped them on his shirt. “You shouldn’t do that. It’ll cause an electrical short that’ll go right to your brain. Kill … Continue reading

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Sexy Science

After a long day at work, Markus felt like a champ when he discovered an entire bus seat for himself. It was a short lived victory. A guy dressed in a lumberjack shirt and jeans sat beside him. “Did you … Continue reading

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Control Freak

It was time for Tom’s daily trek to The Caffeine Pharmacy Coffee House. Waiting in line for his favourite brew, he couldn’t help overhear the conversation beside him. “This day’s been crazy, but everything’s happened on schedule,” said the first … Continue reading

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Snow Quixote

The snow was a foot deep when Aiden screwed up the determination to shovel. It was the third time in a week he had to clear the sidewalk. From inside the world looked pristine. The unblemished crystalline blanket shimmered in … Continue reading

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Theoretical Backgammon

On the Thursday after the blizzard, Carlos went to the office and met Bruno, buried in his third coffee of the morning. “Rough days, eh?” asked Carlos. Bruno grunted. “What’s with you?” “You have no idea,” grumbled Bruno. Carlos rolled … Continue reading

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Permission Granter

A gentle knock at the door of her office distracted Meg from her work. “Come in,” she said after a long sigh. “Ms. Haushka, I can’t use the photocopier. There’s some sort of lock on it,” said Carter. He stood … Continue reading

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Marital Compromise

Rob walked into the office just like it was any other normal day at work. The gasp on Wendy’s lips suggested otherwise. The entire left side of his head was bald. “What happened to you?” cried Wendy. Carter and Brody … Continue reading

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