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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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Applied Bioengineering

Amber burst through the front door and ran in search of her dad. She found him down in the basement playing Skyrim. “Dad! I figured out what I want to be,” she proclaimed. Her dad paused his game and examined … Continue reading

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Precious Moments

Stuart walked in on Wendy as she was on her phone. He awkwardly waited until the end of the call. She laughed, then replied, “I promise to have a good day. Thanks for remembering. Love you, mom. Bye.” “What was … Continue reading

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Savage

It was light and summery, adorned with bright coloured hibiscus flowers. It was the kind of shirt Duncan loved. He discovered it at a Summer clearance sale and snapped it up. At home, he immediately changed into his new prize. … Continue reading

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