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Worm Stampede

“Final question, okay?” asked the clinical interviewer. She glanced at her clipboard. “What would you say you are most afraid of?”   Phil clicked his tongue. “That’s easy. A worm stampede.”   The interviewer rechecked her notes and frowned. “Is … Continue reading

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The Physics of Sibling Torment

As soon as Greg got home, he was confronted by Beverly. “We have a problem,” she announced. Her expression was grave.   “What now?” sighed Greg.   “Your son has been studying quantum physics at school.”   “First of all, … Continue reading

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The Most (Very) Useless Word in the English Language

“I can’t tell you how very angry I was when Rachel called my idea stupid. Very insulted,” fumed Scott.   “Were you very insulted? Very?” asked Fred.   Fred’s apparent smugness annoyed Scott. When it comes to being very offended, … Continue reading

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First Day of School

Before Mark’s alarm could go off, Miranda and Becky burst into his room and turned on the light. “Get up, sleepy head,” said Miranda. “Big day today,” added Becky. Mark groaned and covered his face with a pillow. “C’mon, get … Continue reading

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Dad Joke Maestro

Sanjay never really noticed Ben’s watch before, but when he glanced at it during lunch, he did a double take. “What’s wrong with your watch?” he asked. Ben looked at his timepiece. “What do you mean?” “It’s only got one … Continue reading

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Innocence Lost

“I’m so glad Christmas is over,” declared Aiden. “Tired of hearing Christmas music everywhere?” asked Miriam. “It’s all the pictures of Santa I can’t stand.” Miriam’s mouth dropped. “What’s wrong with them? They’ve been around forever. Ever since I was … Continue reading

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A Certain Kind of Nightmare

In the darkest hours of the night, Joe rose from his bed in terror. His was shirt soaked with sweat.    “Bad dream?” mumbled Alison, as she rolled over beside him.    “I don’t know how to explain it,” replied … Continue reading

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