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Neck Knife Complication

George sat at a table across from Tom during their afternoon coffee break. “What are you wearing around your neck?” asked Tom. George immediately grabbed at his chest. “What’re you talking about?” “Is that a knife? You have a button … Continue reading

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The Belize Curling Team

“Have you been watching the Winter Olympics?” Brandon asked Kayla as they waited in line at the coffee shop. “No. I can’t be bothered,” replied Kayla. Brandon guffawed. “I can’t believe that. It’s so inspiring.” “What?” challenged Kayla. “A bunch … Continue reading

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The Philosophy of Refuse

At the morning break, Ed pulled the garbage truck into a quiet spot where he and Luigi could have a snack. “Have you ever stopped to think that we’re gathering stuff archaeologists will examine a thousand years from now to … Continue reading

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Alien Overlords, Sentient Robots and a Zombie Apocalypse, Oh My!

“I’ve done some figuring,” Carmen announced. Jerry looked over at Carmen, but decided silence as his wisest course of action. “According to sci-fi movies, humanity is doomed,” concluded Carmen. “Is that right?” asked Jerry. “Catastrophically so.” “That’s disconcerting,” said Jerry. … Continue reading

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T

“If you change the angle of the arm, I think you can create more leverage while minimizing tension on the lift winch,” explained Colby. She and Mel were standing behind the desk, staring intently at the computer. “If we increase … Continue reading

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Hall of Fame

“It’s freezing outside! I hate winter,” moaned Rich. Alf shook his head. “Why does everyone complain about the weather? It’s not like you can do anything about it.” “I’m sick of all this cold. I want to find a global … Continue reading

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When Optimism Breaks Down

It was the first beautiful day of Spring. Mandy, Jacob, Ethan and Roxie took full advantage by taking their lunch outside. “I got a cat on the weekend,” announced Ethan. “A man with a cat. Insert stereotype here,” laughed Mandy. … Continue reading

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