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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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Self-Checkout

Mike and Darcy spent an hour weaving through the crowd at the grocery store to pick a few items. When they grabbed the final thing on their list, they made a b-line for the cashiers. “Hey, they have self-checkout,” exclaimed … Continue reading

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Casualties of War

With canned Christmas music playing just over the commotion of last minute shoppers, Paisley and Burke navigated their way through the crowded mall. “I just don’t have it. I can’t finish strong,” confessed Paisley. She collapsed on a bench and … Continue reading

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At The National Broadcasting System Christmas Party

“Our ratings took a massive hit this December. We can’t have that happen again. I want ideas. Go,” barked Matt Lacao, CEO for the National Broadcasting System. The others in the room were stunned. “What?!?” shouted Matt. “Isn’t this supposed … Continue reading

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Close Encounters

Oliver fought his way through the mall, shopping for Christmas presents. Pressed shoulder to shoulder with the crowd, he was swept helplessly along until he came face to face with Wes, an old school friend. “Oli, how ya been?” asked … Continue reading

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Revenge of the Parents

It rained for the first time in two months. Gabe ran around the front yard, laughing and celebrating. Monica and her daughter Cadence watched from the kitchen window. “Mom, are all gardeners so weird?” Monica sighed. “You father is special.” … Continue reading

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Christmas Spirit For The Next Generation

Three days before Christmas and the mall was in chaos. Dirk sat at the entrance of the food court and smiled at the frenzied mob that passed by. Melanie sat across from him, sipping on a candy cane latté. “This … Continue reading

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