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Cronus and Rhea

Cronus looked down at the child in Rhea’s arms, already soaking through its swaddle. “I never thought a baby would look so… delicious.” “What was that, dear? You’re muttering again.” “Nothing, sweetie.” Predictably, Rhea was upset when their son disappeared. … Continue reading

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Houseplane

“The whole house is a plane!” Ollie said, swinging his arms wide. I smiled. A warm breeze blew from the lake up through the trees, and only a motor from the distant road reminded me that anyone outside our cabin … Continue reading

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To Walk

He wanted to walk, so he walked. “You’ll get tired and wish you hadn’t gone so far,” the said. He didn’t get tired. “You’ll get homesick,” they said. “Once you’ve been away too long, you’ll come back.” It turned out … Continue reading

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But Flatter

“I’m tired of following this human around,” said the shadow. “It’s stupid.” “Bored?” asked the other shadow. “Yeah, they do tend to do the same stuff over and over.” “It’s not boredom!” If they hadn’t been speaking in shadow-voices, which … Continue reading

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A Special Prescription

Mark smiled across the table. As first dates went, this was pretty good. Dan had a bashful charm that had been putting a smile on Mark’s face all night. “Can I see your glasses?” Mark asked. Dan hesitated in that … Continue reading

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The Finishing Touch

Daniel put the finishing touches on the tiny figurine. No bigger than his thumb, it bore every semblance of humanity. This one was a young boy, dressed for boarding school. He had a barely visible blush to his cheeks, as … Continue reading

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When This Bus Driver Saw a Stray Dog Shivering in the Storm, She Stopped to Do An Amazing Thing

When the bus slowed, squealed, and shuddered to a stop, Howard absently rose and headed to the doors. “Hey.” He stopped. “This isn’t a bus stop. What’s going on?” he called up to the driver. The driver was peering out … Continue reading

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You Have to Say

The three police officers waited in the precinct lot. One stood, two leaned on their cars, but none was at ease. “God, I wish this guy would show up,” Officer Brusky said. “Stop it,” said Sergeant Chopra. “It doesn’t work … Continue reading

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Bold, Red Letters

KEEP OUT said the bold, red letters on the green door. Sam felt it made clear that the door was worth getting into. He didn’t read instruction manuals, either. A moment with his tools and the door let him in. … Continue reading

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Danger of Further Sleep

Manny looked blearily at his alarm clock. He wondered if he’d just hit snooze or off, then wondered if he’d wake up again even if it blared more shitty 80s music. “God,” he croaked, “I wish I could sleep longer.” … Continue reading

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