Monthly Archives: December 2015

Slow Learner

“I’m still nervous about this,” said Peppermint. The four-foot tall elf looked around anxiously as they stood at the corner of a busy Chicago intersection. “Don’t worry about Harrison,” said GoldLeaf confidently. He was a veteran of many elfin recon … Continue reading

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The Perfect Spy Trap

Jian sat in the sand and watched the waves breaking on the beach. He could watch it for hours and he sometimes did. His boss, Feng at the Chinese Ministry of State Security (MSS), had told him the island was … Continue reading

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Punitive Measures

“Wow,” sighed Detective Yarborough. “The most popular fast-food mascot in history is dead.” “My kids adored Chevy Chicken,” noted Sergeant Jones. “So what happened?” “Chevy Chicken’s producer, Mr. Potts, walked in to find his marketing creation with his wife.” “And?” … Continue reading

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Salt In The Wound – Gargleblaster Microstories #243

“I see right through-ooh-ooh you!” sang Gloria. “Must you rub it in?” whined Agent 009. “I feel bad enough.” “It’s Alanis Morissette’s ‘Right Through You.’” she chuckled. “Seemed apropos.” “Very funny,” groused Agent 009. “Now help me find where I … Continue reading

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The Great Horse Hope

Photo by: Alastair Forbes Nick stomped his hoof with excitement. “That’s him right there. Marv is our Great Horse Hope.” “Him?” said Nana. “What’s so special about him?” “He got the experimental ‘Uplift’ treatments. It boosted his IQ by like … Continue reading

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Cee’s Fun Foto: Buildings and Trees

This week and Cee’s Fun Foto challenge: we’re looking for buildings and trees. That’s one of my favorite things. Whatever building I’m living in, there’s got to be trees nearby. Here’s my pics for the week: Palace of Fine Arts, … Continue reading

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Naivete

Whitney looked like Dorothy in the Land of Oz. She wore a floral-patterned dress and ribbons in her hair. She stared up at alien mushroom-shaped buildings with glee and awe. The classic tourist, every block she’d coo, “Gollee! My first … Continue reading

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Future Improvements

Dr. Seau placed a rat in the old elevator and pressed the button. Light churned before the doors re-opened. The rat walked out wearing a suit. “Gentlemen,” it said. “I’m eager to serve.” “Incredible!” said Billionaire Isaac Saroyan. “It’s a … Continue reading

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Hot Date

Maureen sat on the couch. “You said the first date with Paul was great and you planned a second date, right?” Sandra shrugged, “Canceled the second date and got in bed.” “But why?” Sandra grinned shyly. “Paul was still in … Continue reading

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Serious Heartburn

Professor Tannehill pointed into the river where a tire bobbed in the current. “That’s all that’s left of it.” Sheriff Pruitt watched for only a moment. He looked back at the monster trudging away in the distance. Luckily, it was … Continue reading

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