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Magnetic Fishing

As soon as Brenda entered her parents house, her mom announced, “You need to speak to your father.” “Why, is he gardening in the backyard in his underwear again?” replied Brenda. “He’s taken up a new hobby,” said her mother. … Continue reading

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An Apocryphal History of Curling in America

It’s common knowledge among curling enthusiasts that the primary tool of the trade for many years was the corn broom. Since corn is indigenous to North America, the corn broom can properly described as a uniquely western addition to the … Continue reading

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Four Seasons

Ainsley was at the door, ready to leave, when Butler called out from the down the hall. “It’s cold today. Only going up to minus 4,” he said. The statement made Ainsley sigh. “I know, I heard. I hate this … Continue reading

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A Sound Future

“We’re in serious trouble,” exclaimed Janet. She tossed her retirement portfolio across the kitchen table. “What wrong now?” asked Phil. He opened the fridge in search of a snack. “According to my calculations, we’ll be able to retire when we’re … Continue reading

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The New Season

With a deep sigh Trevor turned off the TV. The room went black. “What’s wrong?” asked Natalie. “That’s it. The season’s over,” lamented Trevor. “Are the playoffs done?” “We didn’t make the playoffs. We only won two games,” said Trevor. … Continue reading

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Filthy Cellphones

Brady was typing furiously on his computer and didn’t even notice Kimberly approach. In an attempt to surprise, she pounced. “Whatcha doin’?” she asked, giving him a squeeze. He never lost focus on the screen. “Wanna know what’s really scary? … Continue reading

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The Great Distraction

Bruce was reading the label of the drain cleaner he was buying when the next available cashier opened up. He shuffled over, still attempting to decipher the fine print on the bottle. “Do you need a bag today?” asked the … Continue reading

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