Monthly Archives: December 2016

The Real Politician

J. “Papa” Findley kneeled before the chopping block and placed his neck upon it. People thronged the square in front of the old Carlysle Building. Though no one in these modern times knew how to be a headsman, there was … Continue reading

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Worse Than Rain

Bernard rushed into the bus stop. The pouring rain had soaked him through. “Curse the gods!” he growled. A man with wet blue eyes who held an ornate umbrella heard this. “Excuse me,” he said. “I think it’s unwise to … Continue reading

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This Isn’t Going To Turn Out Well

Mick and Murphy were wild horses, but they didn’t know they were wild. They lived in a horse-riding park, but curiously no humans ever bothered to capture them. Both stallions possessed a prominent mutation, but they didn’t realize they had … Continue reading

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True Advertising

The sign in front of the diner read: Santa Claus eats here! “Cute advertising,” said Joey. “But it can’t be true.” “Whaddaya mean?” protested the diner’s owner, Craig. “He does eat here. He eats a lot in fact: 52 pancakes, … Continue reading

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Sabotage With Kindness

Professor Articus Swoope stood on a hill covered in scrubby trees. He made adjustments to his machine saying, “This machine will literally track Santa Claus!” Jennifer May (reporter at large) said, “But tracking Santa should be impossible.” Swoope intoned, ” … Continue reading

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A Lot of Thinking

Mica stopped to look Jordan’s Buddha sitting on the table. Smoke drifted languidly from the incense beside the figure. Just a few feet away rested a brilliantly decorated Christmas tree. “Do these two things go together?” asked Mica, gesturing from … Continue reading

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A Christmas Tradition

Nate watched the horses at their watering trough. It was Christmas day and family time. Beside him, his wife Marilee said, “I don’t understand why they do it.” “It’s a Christmas tradition,” said Nate’s son, 24-year old Everett. “It’s a … Continue reading

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