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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 Matter of Perspective

As soon as Neil walked through the door, Jenni knew something was off. “You look like you sucked on a lemon. What’s with you?” she asked. “I think I’m becoming a crotchety old man,” grumbled Neil. Jenni shrugged. “You’re not … Continue reading

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The Subtle Art of Self-Definition

“So I saw this ad on TV over the holidays and now I’ve adopted a little girl from Botswana,” announced Vivienne. Her face flushed with pride. Arabella squealed. “That’s amazing. You are so full of ruth.” “Ruth who?” asked Beckett. … Continue reading

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When Maternal Instincts Are Stretched

“It would be a lot easier to behave if there wasn’t so many other exciting options,” announced Clayton. He was standing ankle deep in a home made jello pool in the in middle of the living room. His mother, red … Continue reading

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Salamander Redux

Early on the morning of January first, Scott Fraser received a call. His wife Desirae listened in. “Yes, this is he… My son is named Brett.” “Who is it?” asked Desirae. “It’s the police,” replied Scott. “Is Brett okay?” asked … Continue reading

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New Years for the Millenial Age

When Emily arrived at the New Year’s Eve party, the first person she looked for was Nathan. Even before she could scan the room, Nathan found her. “You made it. Great,” said Nathan. His enthusiasm made Emily blush. “Thanks.” It … Continue reading

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At The National Broadcasting System Christmas Party

“Our ratings took a massive hit this December. We can’t have that happen again. I want ideas. Go,” barked Matt Lacao, CEO for the National Broadcasting System. The others in the room were stunned. “What?!?” shouted Matt. “Isn’t this supposed … Continue reading

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The Bureau of Statistical Curiosities

It was the annual neighbourhood Christmas party hosted by the Crewdons. They lived in the colonial style house on the corner. Being new to the street, Olivia in number 67 and Ross in 74 hung around the punch table. After … Continue reading

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