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Pandemic Survival Skills

The weather finally started to resemble Spring and Drew spotted Nick across the fence cleaning up his backyard.   “What’s happening?” Drew called out.   Nick stopped what he was doing. “I don’t know about you, but I had to … Continue reading

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The Physics of Sibling Torment

As soon as Greg got home, he was confronted by Beverly. “We have a problem,” she announced. Her expression was grave.   “What now?” sighed Greg.   “Your son has been studying quantum physics at school.”   “First of all, … 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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A Watched Pot

A rustling at the front door alerted Jeff that the mail had arrived. He leaped from his easy chair in the living room and bounded down the hall. Tossing open the door, he investigated the contents of the mailbox. His … Continue reading

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Yeet Is Not A Word

The family settled to a quiet meal, a rare event now that the kids were teenagers. Dad and Mom shared a satisfied glance across the table. “Dad, can you yeet me the potatoes?” asked Stan, their thirteen year old. Shawn, … Continue reading

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The Circle of Parental Privilege

It was the annual family summer road trip. This year, the Copper family packed the car and headed to Yellowstone National Park. One the morning of day three, they stopped at a roadside greasy spoon rest stop for breakfast. Their … 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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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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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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