100. Story

The story, told properly, outlives us all. It’s the way of connecting the past to the future, via the present, the everlasting now. The story is primal; it’s one of the few things, in...

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99. Content

“We need content for our Website, Dad,” Josh said. “We need to become sticky.” “We’re a stump removal business,” Adam said. “What kind of ‘content’ could we possibly generate, and what the hell does...

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98. Exposed

Grant knew that his theorems were wrong even as he wrote them on the whiteboard. He could feel them waiting for him to finish so they could tear into them. He had explained to...

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97. Street

He had nothing to feel guilty about, he thought. Things happen. Times change. People change. He walked down the street, trying to clear his head, but the argument replayed over and over in his...

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96. Coarse

The town he loved seemed to be changing before his eyes, and not in a good way. People were getting angrier. The town was growing coarser, it seemed, by the minute. It was little...

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95. Books

“It seems like a defeat,” Matt said, putting the sack of books on the cart. “What does?” Lynn asked, handing him the next sack out of the trunk. “Just acknowledging that we’re never going...

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94. Wish

Wishes were only a penny, judging by the content of the fountain. Seemed like a fair enough price. He was torn about what he should wish for, though. Should he wish that everyone, somehow,...

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93. Understand

They didn’t understand, and he couldn’t make them understand. He had make multiple attempts, and had failed each and every time. He stopped trying long ago. The only reason he spoke to himself was...

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92. Flight

Beth and Evan always flew separately, for fear if something happened, their kids wouldn’t lose both of them. It seemed a morbid way to travel, she knew, but she felt in her bones that...

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