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Schooling One’s Enemies

“Keep the pressure on,” Meg screamed into the microphone. “Don’t give ’em a chance to regroup!” The stutter of gunfire pounded through the walls of the cramped command center, screens and aides flinging data and commands every which way. “Chad!” … Continue reading

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An Important Talk

Seven-year-old Pharrell found his mom in the garage. “Mom, Dad says he has something to talk about and he’ll meet you in the kitchen in five minutes.” “Okay, sweetie, tell him I’ll just get cleaned up here.” Pharrell found his … Continue reading

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This Is Good Chocolate

“Wow, this chocolate is really good!” Kendrick broke off another square and closed her eyes to savor the taste. “Thanks,” Rica said. “I made it myself.” Kendrick’s eyes snapped open. “That’s amazing! It’s so good. Where did you get the … Continue reading

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In the Hall of Wept Gold

Hugo stepped into the Hall of Wept Gold. Legend held that it bore the name because when the miners had first cut through the rock here, near-pure gold lined the walls, looking like tear-streaks from above. He wished he could’ve … Continue reading

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Fuzzybritches’ Lament

“You’re dumb,” Fuzzybritches said. “You’re stupid. You don’t know how to catch a mouse or anything.” “Aw, you’re so loud, Fuzzy,” said the human. “I’m loud because you don’t listen! Or are you too stupid to understand me?” “I know. … Continue reading

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She Looked at Me!

(Oh God, she looked at me. What’m’I gonna say? Hey, how’s it going? No, anyone would say that. Compliment her. Say something about her eyes. No, her shirt. God, she’s coming over here!) “Hey,” she said. “Hey, I like your … Continue reading

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No Longer at His Post

It began as a normal day. Up for third shift, first meal with his cohort, small talk, and so on. A half hour of strenuous exercise, then suiting up with the other stormtroopers and cycling through security posts on the … Continue reading

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Another Chunk of Wood

I split off another log and stretched my neck. “Hey,” came a voice from behind me, “what’s a pretty thing like you doing chopping wood?” I rested the axe head on the ground and turned. He was a big one. … Continue reading

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Love You More

“I love you.” Mary snuggled deeper into Janet’s neck, curled up on their bed. Janet smiled. “I love you more.” “No, I love you more.” Mary poked Janet. Janet nuzzled Mary. “Can’t. I love you the most.” “Can’t love more … Continue reading

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Blot Out the Sun

“Hear me!” The man stood legs apart, arms cast wide, robed in multicolored fabrics in overlapping layers. “God has spoken to me!” A crowd gathered, listening. “In this, the year of our Lord eleven hundred thirty-three, He has spoken to … Continue reading

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