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The Curse of the Courteous

When Carson approached the door to the mall, he looked back and saw a woman following behind. He opened the door, passed through, then held it for the woman. It was his habit to show a random act of kindness. … Continue reading

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The Great Music Debate

Hal opened the car door and slipped into the passenger seat. Immediately his ears were assaulted by thumping pop music. Mason tapped out the rhythm on the steering wheel. “Nothing like awesome tunes for a road trip, eh?” asked Mason. … Continue reading

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Holy Grounds

Kyle took a sip of coffee, then admired the cup before setting it down. The spectacle made Nate roll his eyes. “Have you ever considered the immeasurable wonders of coffee?” asked Kyle. “Nope,” answered Nate. “It’s genuinely spiritual,” said Kyle. … Continue reading

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Celebration of Life

“I went to a celebration of life the other day,” announced Cecily. “I’m sorry. Was is someone close?” asked Easton. “A coworker’s partner. I think we met once at a party or something,” said Cecily. “Those can be awkward,” noted … Continue reading

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The Job Interview

Derwin waited nervously in the boardroom when a man dressed in a suit entered. He carried files and a notepad. The two shook hands and sat across from each other. “Thank you for coming in. My name is Claude Roger … Continue reading

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The Short List

“I’m unplugging from technology,” declared Irwin. Grace winced. “What brought that on?” “I got dumped via text. Can you believe it? Text,” spat Irwin. “Mandy dumped you and you think technology’s to blame?” Irwin fumed. “A dump text is the … Continue reading

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Scientific Greatness

The relative peace of the optical lab was broken by a loud crash. “Crap! That’s the third lens I’ve broken today,” exclaimed Jill. “What’s going on with you?” asked Karen. She helped Jill pick the pieces off the floor. “I … Continue reading

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