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The Scouting Meeting

Watching hours of film solved nothing. The room was deeply divided. Half the room wanted Daniel Debarge, the quarterback from Idaho Tech. He was flash and dazzle, a human highlight reel. The kid was already a star. Unfortunately, he knew … Continue reading

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A World Cup Dream

Betsy’s first conscious thought came at the moment she was aerosolized from the can of magic spray at the World Cup. She landed on the knee of a Belgian player who’d been fouled hard by an English defender. The roar … 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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Magnetic Approach to Dating

At halftime of the football game, Kale and Rayden stood up to stretch their legs. “That was a disaster,” said Kale. “Worst play I’ve ever seen,” answered Rayden. They both stood in reflective silence, shaking their heads. “Say, didn’t I … Continue reading

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The Beautiful Game

Gustav and Elisha sat watching the Euro Cup on TV. Elisha rolled her eyes, looked over and asked, “what do you think of this?” “I love international soccer,” replied Gustav. “Because it gives you something to do after watching paint … Continue reading

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A Complicated World

“Have you noticed how complicated things are in the world today?” asked Harper. “Can’t say that I have,” replied Rebecca. “It used to be that countries fought with each other. You knew who your enemy was. Now the world is … Continue reading

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World Cup Fever

Steve bumped into Rob at the coffee shop on his way to work. Portuguese flags waved proudly from the windows of Rob’s car. “How’s it going’?” asked Rob as he joined the line. “Alright. You?” “Awesome.” After a few seconds … Continue reading

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