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All of My WordPress Followers Are Actually Just One Super-Nice Man

Dear Mr. Blogger, You may not know me but I know you. I know you quite well. Because I am your fan. And notice how I said “fan.” Pay attention to how it was singular. Aka: you have one fan. … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction: “The Crawling Hand (with a gun)

The Crawling Hand (with a gun) The Crawling Hand (with a gun) crept toward the man in the fancy leather reading chair. It wasn’t just a hand. There were a few inches of forearm too, pale and springy with hair, but … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction: “Brain Polaroids”

Brain Polaroids (Crazy Moths IV) The boy Sky woke and there was crust in his eyes that kept the lids together, which was good, because otherwise he would have seen the moth on the headrest. Not a moment too soon—right … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction: “Leap in Literacy”

Leap in Literacy Jert kept his word. After dinner the lessons began. First it was kiddie books with the really big words that you could read from the other side of the room in the dark if you already knew … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction: “Box of Peaches”

Box of Peaches Ensign Dan sat at the washing machine which was covered in a cut-open v-neck tee shirt stretched into a tablecloth. The thick slices of spacespam lay in rows on a chipped serving dish. Ensign Dan took three … Continue reading

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Crazy Moths: Billy Wiff

Crazy Moths: Billy Wiff (Crazy Moths III) At daybreak Billy Wiff stumbled out the front door of his parents’ house and stood for a moment staring off into the quiet neighborhood. He was a scrawny, pale-skinned boy with a large … Continue reading

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Life Before Smartphones: Official Quiz

Okay, today’s the big day! All textbooks and notebooks under your desks. Eyes on your own work. Double check and make sure your pencil is a Number 2 (but if you’re only packing a number 3 or 4, that’s fine … Continue reading

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Navigating Your Way Out of a Big City in the Days Before Smartphones

Life Before Cell Phones 5 of 5: Navigating Your Way Out of a Big City in the days before Smartphones Let’s say you’re driving in a city you never visited before—feeling cool and confident and hip—and then, when it’s time … Continue reading

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Life Before Cell Phones: Taking Snapshots (Without Having to Lug Around a Digital Camera)

Life Before Cell Phones 4 of 5: Taking Snapshots (Without Having to Lug Around a Digital Camera) in the Days Before Smartphones    Back in the days before smartphones, in order to take a “snapshot” of your friend—without having to endure … Continue reading

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Taking Down a Girl’s Number (When You’re Hammered) in the Days Before Smartphones

Life Before Smartphones 3 of 5: Taking Down a Girl’s Number (While You’re Hammered) in the Days Before Smartphones In the days before Smartphones, if you were drunk and you wanted to take down a girl’s number, you couldn’t rely … Continue reading

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