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Tee-Shirt – Gargleblaster Microfiction #205

Hidoshi loved jogging fast. His running shirt had American writing. He liked it, but didn’t know what it read. While visiting America, he ran often. Americans saw him, and sprinted away. “Why?” he wondered, taking off the tee-shirt that read, … Continue reading

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Idealist – Gargleblaster Microfiction #204

Barry hung up the phone and grinned, “We’ll be billionaires!” Ned couldn’t hide his shock. “But that will collapse the economy! Millions will starve.” Barry sighed impatiently. “Do you want wealth, or impractical idealism?” Ned drew a pistol. “Call me … Continue reading

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Hunger – Gargleblaster Microfiction #202

Tina raced into the gas station shop. “What happened?” said Ed the attendant. “Aliens!” shrieked Tina. The lights went out. “Cute,” groused Ed. “Some tentacled alien did that, right?” “No!” cried Tina. “No tentacles,” growled a voice. “Just huge fangs, … Continue reading

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Slow Translation – Gargleblaster Microstories #186

Lord Magnussen, the storied archeological prima donna, shoved past saying, “I’ll translate these hieroglyphs!” Wiggens stepped back and consulted his notes. So intent was he, he failed to hear a rapidly diminishing scream. “Got it!” cheered Wiggens. “It says, ‘Beware … Continue reading

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The Relationship – Gargleblaster #182

“I don’t care,” said Felix. “I love you.” “You should,” Maria scolded. “I’m an illegal alien!” “Once we’re married, no problemo,” countered Felix. Maria removed her scarf. “And this?” Felix eyed her alien gills. “You can take a job as … Continue reading

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Servicing – Gargleblaster #181

“Too much!” said Albert into the phone. “What about Tuesday?” said the dispatcher. “Is she talented?” “Tuesday’s got great hands. $150/hr.” “Hmmm. Is there a Wednesday?” “$125/hr. She’ll finish you quick.” “Sounds nice,” grinned Albert. “Excellent. Wednesday’s car mechanic does … Continue reading

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Fiance – Gargleblaster #180

“She said my tactics are poor, and my hygiene sucks,” said Tony. “And…?” pressed Bert. “Athena said, Yes!” “Awesome! She’s a goddess.” Tony grinned knowingly. “Some advice: never fight with her.” Tony shuddered. “Athena’s the Goddess of War. She’d kick … Continue reading

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Foxhole

As bullets whined overhead, Jared realized the glow in HIS eyes couldn’t be faked. “Why do you let this happen?” asked Jared, accusingly. HE said, “It’s your choice.” Jared thought that was cryptic. No help at all. Sighing, he reloaded … Continue reading

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The Potential – Gargleblaster

“Zero,” said Whitmore to the scientific reporter. “Add up the universe’s negative and positive energy, you get zero. That’s how a universe can appear from nothing.” He savored a 73-year old scotch and groaned appreciatively. “In that nothing, there’s an … Continue reading

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Stealing – Yeah Write Gargleblaster

Stealing “So what did you say?” asked Yxyt’Nala as she floated in the water. “I said, ‘No. My mermaid,’ and then I shot him.” “Oh my!” “He’ll live.” Yxyt’Nala wrapped her fishy tail around my tail, saying, “Thanks for stealing … Continue reading

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