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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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The Meaning of Death and Bob

Dear Potential Dead Person, There is life after death. Don’t let anyone tell you differently. It’s not always pretty—I’m going to tell you that right now. But it does exist. Here’s how it happens. One day (or night), you close your eyes in bed with your family around you, or you get blasted to kingdom […]

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Not For You Little Man (Story #24)

“Not for you, little man.  Not for you.”  Even muffled by the floor that separated them, Mr. Shea could make out the inflection.  It was his own voice coming back at him like an ancient echo.  His son couldn’t do much that the other kids his age could, but he sure as hell could mimic.  […]

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A Fable of Facebook & Fathers

  So, my father died last week.  Sounds like the start to a bad joke, I know.   But it’s not a joke.  The joke is what comes next.  Before he died, he got a Facebook account.  My dad, though far older than the digital generation, was perfectly suited to social media.  He liked the idea […]

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This Just In (Story #21)

Robert first noticed it while driving to work.  He’d been off for a couple weeks—he’d been having terrible headaches and his boss told him to take some time.  Too much stress, Jeff told him.  Now, he was stuck in the usual traffic jam trying to get on the 280.  Sitting there, he happened to look […]

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XT11 FOR SALE – $120 OBO (san jose west) pic (Story #(19)

Ad# 1: Unit dimensions, 4.8’W x 2.9’H x 6’D Display size, 3.81’W x 2.25’H; 4.3’ diag Display resolution, 480 x 272 pixels Weight: 161.6 tons Battery: any store bought will do Battery life: up to 6 hours (when not in use) Waterproof: no Built-in memory: internal solid state Accepts data cards: microSD™ card (not included) […]

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My Time Traveling Cousin (Story #18)

  Rodney was taking P_____ for a little over a month when the “vacations” started, which isn’t really what they are, but what do we know?  Anyway, the last time we saw him, he came by the house in a fake beard and gray long-hair wig, and all he could talk about was ZZ Top.  […]

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Permanence (Story #17)

Joseph Thompson loved the weeping willow that grew next to the town pond.  He had come across it for the first time as a child walking back from school.  He and his mom had just moved to the small town where he would spend the rest of his life, and where he would find out […]

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Tiny People (Story#16)

Since getting married, every night, Ben checked his pockets thoroughly.  His wife was always getting on him for that; she told him she didn’t like it when he put his pants in the hamper without checking because then she had to rewash all the clothes to get rid of the bits of paper-dust that were […]

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The Life & Death of Stories (Story #15)

I live and work in The Library, which you shouldn’t confuse with a neighborhood library because it isn’t—far from it.  The library I live and work in is dedicated to preserving all the stories ever told, which is hard to imagine, so think of it as being similar to a butcher’s shop.  I know some […]

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