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Sensory Deprivation

It was unusual for Jennifer to get home before her children on a Tuesday. When she opened the front door she was greeted by a strange woman in her underwear coming up from the basement. “What’re you doin’ here?” accused … Continue reading

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Theoretical Backgammon

On the Thursday after the blizzard, Carlos went to the office and met Bruno, buried in his third coffee of the morning. “Rough days, eh?” asked Carlos. Bruno grunted. “What’s with you?” “You have no idea,” grumbled Bruno. Carlos rolled … Continue reading

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The First Snow Fall

The first significant snow fall of the year was discovered that morning by Amy. “Mommy! Daddy! Look!” she squealed. Daddy opened the front door with coffee in hand. The outside world made him groan. “Close the door! It’s freezing outside,” … Continue reading

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The Difference Between Childhood and Adulthood

Ten minutes before the alarm went off, Roxie heard her children squealing downstairs. She groaned, rolled over and poked her husband Steven. “Go see what’s wrong,” she said. “Why do I have to go?” mumbled Steven. “All the hours of … Continue reading

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Bat Attack

“It’s a bat! It’s a bat!” Dave woke from a dead sleep with those words ringing in his ears. Beside the bed Jacqueline was covering her head with a blanket. “Is it in my hair?” “Crap,” said Dave. He turned … Continue reading

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Apple Picking

George and Eliza called everyone together in the living room for a family meeting. “Why are you calling us so early?” moaned Darcy, their fifteen year old daughter. “It’s ten o’clock,” said Eliza. “It’s Saturday. That’s like 6 AM on … Continue reading

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The Great Candy Conspiracy

They had to be at the family gathering in fifteen minutes and Holly loathed being late. She reached over from the passenger’s seat and honked the horn. A few seconds later Damien appeared. “C’mon. We gotta get going,” said Holly. … Continue reading

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