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Costume Competition

Penny and Jacob dreamed of being FX specialists in Hollywood. Every Halloween they enjoyed friendly competition for the year’s best costume. They met at the abandoned house to share their latest work. Penny’s zombie looked great, but his tree was … Continue reading

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City of Smiles

Young Ariela did it in a dream. When she awoke, the force still compelled her, and she began drawing. She drew on her bedroom wall, on the kitchen table, everywhere. Two lines and a crescent. On the way to school, … Continue reading

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Just Go With It

People disliked Whitney on sight. No one knows why exactly. He was polite and friendly. He stood a mere 5’6″ and weighed 130 pounds. Rumors spread about him. Some tenants whispered he was a CIA assassin, others claimed he was … Continue reading

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Saving the World

Urglaudoo regretted his reports about Humans after staying a month in Mauritius. The island population was ethnically mixed, and living comfortably together. The hotel owner and her four-year old joined him. “This is Pina,” said Adonya, smiling. “Someday she’ll save … Continue reading

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Media Genius

Bob Smith’s Youtube videos on proper care of pet birds all went viral.  Videos on bird care weren’t new. The format was. “Piper the bird” delivered the entire narration while being held by Bob. Bob never appeared which made the … Continue reading

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Got It Covered

Marty asked a lot of questions, especially for a brand new crewman on a tugboat. “This isn’t the canal we’re supposed to be using is it?” said Marty. “I know,” said Jason, the tug’s skipper. “It’s a special canal.” “I … Continue reading

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Paddy Finds His Calling

It was all a big mistake. Mem’Ank’Mati was supposed to awaken in the afterlife surrounded by slave girls and his favorite chariot. Instead, because a drunk priest applied palm oil instead of olive oil, he awoke inside a thirty-meter Egyptian … Continue reading

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