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Making a Late Night “Booty Call” in the Days Before Smartphones

Life Before Smartphones 2 of 5: Making a Late Night “Booty Call” in the days before Smart Phones In order to make a drunken booty call at 3:05am, back in the days before smartphones, you had to open your second-floor bedroom … Continue reading

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Playing “Angry Birds” in the Days Before Smartphones

Life Before Cell Phones 1 of 5: Playing “Angry Birds” in the days before Smartphones In order to play Angry Birds before smartphones, you literally had go out in the wilderness, capture a nest’s-worth of baby birds,  safely transport them … Continue reading

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Life Before Smartphones

Life Before Smartphones (Prelude) Nowadays we take them for granted, sure. It’s very very hard to imagine how we ever got along without smartphones. They’ve become an extension of us. Just another body part that throbs in our pants and … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction: “The Barbarian Crazylegs”

The Barbarian Crazylegs The barbarian Xatmec Crazylegs whirled his broadsword down on skull-faced cretin. Said bastard parried weakly and made his own attempt on Xatmec’s exposed shin. In a wild blur of metal Xatmec lifted the imperiled leg and stomped the … Continue reading

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My 100th Post (a scary accomplishment)

My 100th Post (a scary accomplishment) This post marks the 100th post of practicallyserious.com. Actually, it’s more like 104 or 105, but there were some posts I disowned directly after publishing them, consigning them forever to the shadows of the … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction: “The Scary Robbers”

The Scary Robbers The scary robbers didn’t have guns but the people in the bank were frightened half to death anyway. There were three of them, the robbers, and they wore white sheets to hide their faces. Nobody had seen … Continue reading

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Scary Blog-Posts to Tell in the Dark

So Halloween’s coming up and I figured this might be a good opportunity to indulge, unapologetically, in some old fashioned scary/creepy stories. Once in a while I write a quick flash-fiction piece for this blog and it comes out so … Continue reading

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Top 5 Healthiest Herbs

Top 5 Healthiest Herbs 1. Herb Fitzpatrick, Illinois. This 56-year-old Herb has been maintaining a 12-mile jogging streak for twelve years, and during his daily jog he also happens to be a vegetarian. Well actually, to be fair, he doesn’t … Continue reading

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Construction Begins on Paragraph Orphanage

Practicallyserious.com has broken ground on a state-of-the-art Paragraph Orphanage meant to cater specifically to “orphan paragraphs.” Construction should be complete within three or four blog-posts, and the first orphan-paragraph has already been enrolled. What is an orphan-paragraph? “It’s a whole … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction: “The Bad-Ass Bet”

The Bad-Ass Bet It was sheer luck I ran into that slippery bastard Gambler Pete at Hannigan’s Pub and I couldn’t let it go. Been at it too long, been trailing him for years. Bastard was always two steps ahead. … Continue reading

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