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The Strongest Man in the World

The androgynous individual brushed an imaginary speck off its lapel. “If you drink this potion, you’ll become the strongest man in the world. Sounds nice, doesn’t it?” Dim lights and lots of shadows, common in the after hours locker room, … Continue reading

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A Different World than This

Catelina was always a strange girl. Her imaginary friends were many, but she never grew out of the habit. She spoke to them in company, at least until her parents’ embarrassment reacher her soul. Only her older sister Madeleine supported … Continue reading

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You Don’t Want That

Joan leaned close to the sewer grate. She had to, to hear the Thing in the Sewer, who only whispered. “If you’re sure you want one,” said the Thing. “I’ll grant you a wish. Choose carefully.” She only needed a … Continue reading

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Without Safety Precautions

“Ms Brown,” said the attorney, “please demonstrate the action that has brought you here today.” “I can’t,” Ms Brown said. She was tall and muscled. Even sitting in the witness stand, she seemed imposing. “It’s not safe.” “If it’s not … Continue reading

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Life After Afterlife

Rupert died and went to Heaven. Standing for judgment, he saw other souls receive weighty deliberation before being admitted. When his turn came, the angel only waved him through with a bored flick of the wrist. Lacking guidance, Rupert wandered. … Continue reading

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Pieces of a Peace Gift

So these yahoos were shirtless, in torn pants and ostentatious gold jewelry. One wore a denim vest. And then there was me, in an overcoat, thick boots, gloves, ugly woolen hat, and a scarf round my neck like an amorous … Continue reading

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A Pickup Line

He had his blond hair slicked back, glasses that looked thin enough they might be just for show, a perfect set of white teeth, and a polo shirt that screamed bro. Steph saw him coming across the hotel lobby, on … Continue reading

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The Tenth Commandment, Obviously

Dani knelt by her bed. “God,” she said, “why does the other line always turn out to be slower when you switch?” In her ears resounded the voice of Patriarchal Christian God, deep and authoritative. “The Tenth Commandment, obviously.” Perplexed … Continue reading

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Tune to 720 AM

Damien rounded the freeway’s gentle bend at ease, a smile on his face. He was going home early, traffic was uncharacteristically light, and it was a beautiful day. A flashing light drew his attention to a sign: TRANSPORTATION ALERT TUNE … Continue reading

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The Purity of Want

So there I was, worshipping the porcelain god, when I puked up my face. Not like my face came off my skull or some shit like that. No, this was a floppy, skin-mask version of my face floating on a … Continue reading

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