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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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The Toilet Seat Solution

Dad was reading in the living room when he heard a slam! “Dad! Ainsley dropped the toilet seat again and I’m trying to study. Make her stop!” shouted his other daughter Melanie. Before Dad could reply, Ainsley shouted back back. … Continue reading

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The Last Will and Testament of a Last Minute Christmas Shopper

(This was discovered scrawled on the back of a sales receipt near the body of a man found in the mall parking lot after a riot of shoppers on December 24th:) I, John Mortimer Percy, of sound mind, bequeath all … Continue reading

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Santa and the Belief Clause

Early in December, Megan approached her dad. He sat in the living room, watching videos on his tablet. “Does Santa have an Instagram?” she asked. Her dad pulled out an earbud and focused on his daughter. “I don’t see why … 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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Traditions of a Modern Family

After another exhausting day, Brett and Andrea collapsed on the living room couch. Their children, Quinton and Hayley, were in their rooms, presumably doing homework. “I worry we don’t do enough together as a family,” confessed Andrea. “Huh,” grunted Brett. … Continue reading

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Popular Sayings and Other Lies

Angie was reading a book in the living room when her daughter, Katie, burst in and fell face first on the couch. “Ben dumped me,” wailed Katie. A perverse smile spread across Angie’s lips. About time, she thought to herself. … Continue reading

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