Monthly Archive: April 2015

25. Dog

The Man had been gone for days. Luke got up and patrolled the house again, making the same circuit that he always did: kitchen, bedroom, kitchen, living room, kitchen, back door, kitchen, and back...

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24. Driver’s Ed

Ryan’s nerves were shot. “Why do you keep doing that?” he asked. “Doing what?” his mother said. “Slapping your hand on the dash every time I stop!” It had been a tension-filled afternoon for...

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23. Deck

“How hard could it be?” Jeremy asked. “High school dropouts make them all the time.” “Do they teach deck-building in high school?” “It’s a deck. It’s a bunch of boards supported by other boards....

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22. Cake

“God! It’s like you don’t even want to get married!” “Not when you’re like this, I don’t!” And there it was, hanging in the air between them, non-returnable. Angela and Andrew had been out...

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21. Fuel

This shouldn’t be a thing, Shane thought as he pulled up to the gas pump. But it was. Shane knew exactly how much he had in his bank account, and he knew filling up...

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20. Vulcan

“Oh, would you look at this….” Molly had seen the motorcycle before James had as they walked down the sidewalk, so she had a moment to mentally prepare herself. It had been a nice...

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19. Gift Cards

“Is he more of a ‘Subway’ man or a ‘Ruby Tuesday’ kind of guy?” “No idea.” Laurie and Isabell stood at the rack of gift cards. They had been there for five minutes, trying...

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18. Headphones

Abby’s headphones were her lifeline. Since humans couldn’t shut their ears like they could their eyes — a design flaw, in her opinion — she liked to be able to control her surroundings the best she...

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17. Now

He watched his son fret over this and that. What classes to take, what to major in, what activity would be the most advantageous to pursue to reach his goals, what those goals should...

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16. Open Mic

Allie looked at the microphone in front of her. She could feel her throat tighten and her face flush. “Open Mic Night” was something she’d always wanted to do, but always talked herself out...

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