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The Virus part 3: Secrets

“You know, you might be the key humanity’s survival,” said June. Nate licked his plate clean. “You should’ve been a chef. That was amazing.” “Did you hear what I said?” “Of course I’m the key. Don’t you think I know … Continue reading

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The Virus part 2: Alone

The two sat down at the kitchen table. June watched longingly as Nate took up his eating utensils and examined his lunchtime fare. He poked at the meatloaf and frowned.   “Know what I’m in the mood for? Pizza,” he … Continue reading

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The Virus part 1: The Food Source

The overcast sky seemed to reflect the mood of the entire world. Nate counted the raindrops on the window pane. He smiled when a heavy droplet of water streamed down, gathering others in its path, and rushed down to the … Continue reading

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Pandemic in the Springtime

The long winter left everyone eager to shed their hibernation. Then came the pandemic. Two weeks after the government encouraged its citizens to self-isolate, Jeremy felt claustrophobic. The warming weather only heightened his restlessness.   On a beautiful sundrenched Tuesday … Continue reading

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Poke the Bear

The ends of Corey’s lips curled into a sly grin and he flashed Nicki a wink.   “Know what I love?” Corey asked to no one in particular. “Home delivery. I can sit on the couch an order anything I … Continue reading

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Symbiosis

  Cory was over at his buddy’s place to watch football. Midway through the first quarter, the family terrier hopped up on Jason’s lap and vigorously licked the inside of his ear.   “Ew! Gross. Why do you let him … Continue reading

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Stomach Trouble

  Tyler sat back in his chair and let out a profound belch. A head poked over his cubicle wall.   “You alright?” asked Marion.   “My stomach feels off,” admitted Tyler.   All around him, heads popped up like … Continue reading

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