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Team Jacob or Edward: Afterlife Edition (Story 39)

They died together. Facing each other like two lovebirds except for the love.  Jacob and Edward had come into the world at the same time, raced each other through life, and they did the same right into death.  Their hearts stopped within seconds of each other, leaving behind billions between the two of them—so much […]

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Happiness is Hard to Beat (Story #38)

Gladys, aka, Ms. G. the OG, or Tia as she was known to all the kids on the block–even the Guan girls who had no idea what the word meant–had always been that positive presence in the neighborhood. Even before the city had come in and razed the old projects and replaced them with brightly […]

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A Picture’s Worth More Than You Know (Story #37)

The homeless man started dancing as soon as Daniel got to the corner.  His arms flapped and his head bopped to a rhythm of his own making that only he could hear. Daniel didn’t pay much attention.  The homeless guy was a smelly-but-safe kind of crazy not a pull-a-gun-and-kill-you kind.  Soon enough, Daniel lost the […]

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Puddle People Power (Story #36)

The citizens of PuddleWorld were none to happy when they found out the news.  Another misled politician was saying that Global Warming didn’t exist.  What more proof did one need than to look at just how many times PuddleWorld had to evacuate last winter?  The denizens of PuddleWorld know not to expect much from the […]

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The Day After Valentine’s….(Story #35)

My girlfriend is kind of particular. She likes flowers but not the kind that grow in the ground. She makes her own. From scratch. When it comes to plant life, I guess you could say she’s DIY, which I don’t mind. Saves me a few bucks. I never say anything about her flowers, even though […]

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Cosmic Immigration (Story 34)

His name was Lars, though his family was from the Philippines—a product of globalization. Her name was Julia; she was from Sweden, but her family was Jewish—a product of Jewishness. They met at a Starbucks on the Upper West Side. He was coming back from a shoot. She was stuck there because her flight was […]

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The Death of Reality TV (Story #33)

Matthew loved life. There were some hiccups early on, but as soon as his parents made enough money to buy him his film crew, things really couldn’t have gone better. Gabe, Masa, and Michael, his producer, director and DP respectively were amazing at what they did. They always seemed to catch Matthew at his best. […]

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The Night Runner (Story #32)

Tonight, for the first time since the accident, Henry drives himself to the community college on the other side of town where he will run around the track—lap after lap after lap. He won’t stop. He can’t. The old man will be watching him. Before the accident, before Henry saw the old man for the […]

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The Vanishing (Story 31)

If a tree falls in a forest, but no one is around to hear it, does it still make a sound? Think about this before you answer. I used to think the answer was simple and obvious.  In a sense, I am like that tree, and I’ve been asking myself this same question, slightly varied, […]

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Cherise, My Dear Cherise (Story #30)

I like to think that each of us is a secret waiting to be told. And so here’s mine. I have what you might call a penchant for feet. I appreciate other qualities in people, but I am drawn to feet first and foremost. Now, did I know that Cherise would have spectacular feet when […]

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