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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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Trust Issues

“According to research, night is darker than it was fifty years ago.” Jeff looked outside and found it difficult to argue. The night sky seemed to shroud the city in an impenetrable blanket. He was profoundly thankful for the many … Continue reading

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The Birthday Surprise

It was ten o’clock on Saturday morning when Pam got a call from her daughter Suzie. It interrupted her preparations for Stan’s sixtieth birthday party. “Calm down, Honey. Why are you crying?” asked Pam. “Why didn’t you tell me?” accused … Continue reading

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Traditions of a Modern Family

After another exhausting day, Brett and Andrea collapsed on the living room couch. Their children, Quinton and Hayley, were in their rooms, presumably doing homework. “I worry we don’t do enough together as a family,” confessed Andrea. “Huh,” grunted Brett. … Continue reading

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It Was A Dark And Stormy Night

The floor boards started creaking immediately after Bill turned off the TV. He told himself it was just the sound of the house settling, but the timing couldn’t have been worse. Why did he have to watch a scary movie … Continue reading

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Slow Media

When Clint met Bruce for coffee, the first thing Bruce did was tweet about it. “You mind if I take a selfie with you for my Twitter feed?” asked Bruce. “No problem,” replied Clint. “He said, ‘yes’,” said Bruce as … Continue reading

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Modern Heroes

Brad sat in the palatial office of the Throgbottle Literary Agency. Milton Throgbottle, sole proprietor, examined the manuscript on his desk, then glared at Brad. “What is this?” demanded Milton. “It’s just what the title suggests,” replied Brad. “‘The Extraordinary … Continue reading

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