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They’ll Never Sell

“They’ll never sell,” I said. “What do you mean? They’re genius. Everyone will want one.” She followed me out onto the sidewalk, holding her invention in the small box in her hand. “You’re half right. They’re earplugs.” “Right! Genius earplugs. … Continue reading

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In the Word Mines

Another day in the word mines. She rolled a sheet into her typewriter and got to work. A few lines in, her words began to disappear, vanishing from the page in the order she’d written them, slow at first, then … Continue reading

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Woman Pokes Holes in This Muffin Pan—When She Flips It Over, Her Brilliant Plan Is Revealed (Version Two)

Okay, so I flip the muffin tin over—it’s just an ordinary muffin tin, see?—and I flip it over like this. You watching?” The shadowed figure in the corner of the kitchen nodded, a minute incline of the head. “So now … Continue reading

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Look Out Behind You

“Look behind you,” shouted Felicity. “Look out behind you!” The person didn’t seem to notice. “Stop what you’re doing! Stop and turn around! Look behind you! Look out!” He looked over at Felicity. “What is that cat yowling about now?” … Continue reading

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Muse

He sat there while she looked over his office. She put her arms around him and held him warmly. “What a cozy little place,” she said, kissing him on the neck. “That’s not what I said,” she said, looking over … Continue reading

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So I Shot Him

It was only afterward that I realized what I’d done. All the goading, the lies, the plots and schemes, led to this moment. Had he wanted this? Him, gasping out his last, pink breath through ruined lungs; me, standing over … Continue reading

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