Author Archives: vanyieck

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 Modern Western Marriage

Sloane and her fiancé Percy were enjoying the elegance of a wine and cheese party at her friend Victoria’s home. It was all going so well. Six people sat in the living room sipping cabernet and engaging in light conversation. … Continue reading

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Battle of the Sexes, Round 7,264,573,612

“I bought a chain saw,” announced Dennis, proudly. “What? Why?” asked Cheryl. “Every man needs a chain saw.” “We live in a condo. What are you gonna do with it?” Dennis rolled his eyes. “It’s a guy thing. You wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Linguistics and Other Nonverbal Communication

Marvin and Julietta sat across from each other at El Burro restaurant. It was their first date. They nervously looked over the menus. “This all looks so good,” said Julietta. “Yeah,” said Marvin. “Uh huh,” said Julietta. The waitress approached … Continue reading

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Why Writers Write

“I wonder if I’m the only one who has entire conversations in his head. They’re better than the conversations I have with people in real life,” said Sammy as he paused from tapping away on his computer. “Gee, thanks,” replied … Continue reading

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Improvements to Shark Week

“Have you been watching Shark Week?” asked Horst. “Nah. I’m boycotting it,” replied Blair. “Why, because it’s sharksist?” asked Horst. “I hate all the fake tension they create. As though any of those people are in actual danger. I’m boycotting … Continue reading

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An Important Anniversary

Juan fumed. “I can’t believe I forgot.” “What’s wrong?” Juan looked at Greg with horror in his eyes. “I missed it.” “What?” asked Greg. He was suddenly afraid for his friend. “Do you know what Sunday was?” Greg thought for … Continue reading

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Random Thought of the Day

Be wary when the government gives you everything you want. That’s how they treat livestock before they’re slaughtered.

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