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Symbiosis

  Cory was over at his buddy’s place to watch football. Midway through the first quarter, the family terrier hopped up on Jason’s lap and vigorously licked the inside of his ear.   “Ew! Gross. Why do you let him … Continue reading

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Stomach Trouble

  Tyler sat back in his chair and let out a profound belch. A head poked over his cubicle wall.   “You alright?” asked Marion.   “My stomach feels off,” admitted Tyler.   All around him, heads popped up like … Continue reading

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Parental Investments

Eric smiled at the next customer to arrive at his StuffMart cash register. He immediately recognized the woman, especially since it was the fifth time he’d seen her this week. She was engulfed by three school aged children.   “I … Continue reading

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Halloween Haunted House

“A bunch of us are going to the Halloween Haunted House down by the park. Wanna come?” asked Jesse.   Brad shot him a skeptical look. “What kind is it?”   Jesse’s eyes lit up. “It’s awesome, it’s so realistic.” … Continue reading

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The Midlife Change

As they left Caffeination, their usual coffee spot, Louie took a sip if his coffee. Carly laughed at the ghastly expression on he made. “Life’s too short to drink lousy coffee,” complained Louie. He took another taste and cringed. “Why’d … Continue reading

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Good Advertising

On Saturday my daughter and I were watching the Notre Dame football game, when an ad came on screen. Most television ads for universities show picturesque panoramic views of their campuses, smiling, diverse faces of professors, students and alums, with … Continue reading

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Animal Testing

Gus shuffled his feet as he followed Andrea into the cosmetic shop. Going to the mall was bad enough, but following his girlfriend like a puppy dog was too much. His mind started to wander as she browsed through a … Continue reading

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