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Selective Memory

Aurora entered the living room and tussled Tanner’s hair. “You’re gettin’ shaggy. Time for a haircut,” she said. Tanner enjoyed the affection for a moment before a look of worry spread across his brow. “Did I scratch you? Sorry, I … Continue reading

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What’s in a Nickname?

Phil walked up on the end of a conversation between two of his colleagues. “Thanks for the tip. I’ll check into it. Talk to you later, Captain,” said Smitty. After waiting for Ron to leave, Phil snuck over to Smitty. … Continue reading

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A Difference of Perspective

Bert could feel his ears burning. “Riley!” he shouted. Riley popped his head above his cubicle. “You bellowed?” He wore a sinister smile that only inflamed Bert’s rage. “I’m done with you. Never again. You hear me?” cried Bert. “What … 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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How To Go Viral

It all started when Ben found an old broken hair dryer. He cut off the cord, put on a trench coat and stood by a light post on a main road. He pointed the hair dryer at the oncoming traffic … Continue reading

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Another Conversation Overheard at a Coffee Shop

“The value of things is screwy. We take ordinary paper and plastic, print arbitrary stuff on it, and suddenly it’s valuable. And why? Because somebody says so.” “That’s not entirely true. Some things are inherently valuable. Food, clothing and shelter.” … Continue reading

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That Moment When You Realize

It was routine. Blake was in line, watching with passing interest as the cashier ran through his items. After she scanned the last item, she asked, “How old are you?” She had a nervous grin that was contagious. “Uh, forty-five,” … Continue reading

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