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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

Independent Thought

Kat arrived at the boutique where Melissa was waiting. “Sorry I’m late. I just had the strangest thing happen,” said Kat. “Don’t worry ‘bout it,” replied Melissa, glaring at her late friend. Sitting down, Kat continued, “Some random guy told … Continue reading

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Sick Day

The very first thing Vernon noticed when his alarm went off was a burning in his throat.He tried swallowing, but it felt like choking down broken glass. He also couldn’t breathe through his nose. He felt alright the night before. … Continue reading

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Human Genome Project

  “So he started his key note address with, ‘without further ado’. Can you imagine? Everyone at the banquet was completely befuddled,” said Gerald. He slipped on a Tyvek suit. “I can’t believe you used the word befuddled,” replied Angus … Continue reading

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Close Encounters

Oliver fought his way through the mall, shopping for Christmas presents. Pressed shoulder to shoulder with the crowd, he was swept helplessly along until he came face to face with Wes, an old school friend. “Oli, how ya been?” asked … Continue reading

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Advanced ESL

Nathan bumped into his new neighbour while he was raking leaves in his front yard. Raul was staring thoughtfully into space as he returned from his adult English class. “How is your ESL course?” asked Nathan. Raul frowned “Not very … Continue reading

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Foutrageous!

“Did you hear what the government’s going to do?” said Brigitte. Her faced was flushed. She was surrounded by a group of hyperactive protesters. “What?” asked Amber. “They’re gonna dump a billion dollars into a new arena complex,” said Brigitte. … Continue reading

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Voice Doppelgänger

  When Burt arrived at the curling club, the first person he looked for was Marv. “I was in line getting coffee and I met your voice doppelgänger,” announced Burt. Marv looked at Burt suspiciously, “Are you making fun of … Continue reading

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