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PhD in Friendship

For weeks, all Virginia could talk about was her new boyfriend Craig. It made Larry nauseous to hear her gush.   “Craig is so thoughtful,” she said. “He bought me flowers yesterday for no reason al all. Isn’t that thoughtful?” … Continue reading

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The Birthday Surprise

It was ten o’clock on Saturday morning when Pam got a call from her daughter Suzie. It interrupted her preparations for Stan’s sixtieth birthday party. “Calm down, Honey. Why are you crying?” asked Pam. “Why didn’t you tell me?” accused … Continue reading

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Brotherly Support

The first thing Luke noticed about his brother Ben sitting at the kitchen table were the dark circles under his eyes. “What’s wrong with you?” asked Luke. Ben hung his head. “I had the weirdest dream last night.” “I don’t … Continue reading

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Family Support

  “What did you do?!?” shrieked Margo to her brother on her cell phone. She stood in front of her clothes closet which had been converted into a pigeon coop. “I thought you were lonely so I got you a … Continue reading

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Demise of the Canadian Penny

“What’s got you so bummed out?” Joe asked his brother. “Death, man. Death of an idea. A personal friend. Freedom. And when freedom dies, what’s left to live for?” complained Grant. “Why do you always have to be so cryptic? … Continue reading

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Table Cheese

Gus called his little sister Lizzie over to the kitchen table. “Smell this,” said Gus. He handed her an open plastic bag. “Why? What’s it smell like?” “Table cheese,” said Gus. Lizzie grimaced. “No.” “Seriously, you gotta smell this.” “Why? … Continue reading

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Live Girls and Funeral Homes

The hockey game reached the second intermission. Doug got up, but Sid remained firmly in his seat. “I met a girl,” said Sid. “Dude, not again,” said Doug as he sat back down. “I want a beer.” “No, man. She’s … Continue reading

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