Monthly Archive: May 2015

56. Race

Mark’s leg was killing him. The worst of the bleeding appeared to be over, though; the wind dried the blood and helped it clot. He looked ahead to No. 432, the guy who had...

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55. Lock

Karen hadn’t just changed the lock. She had upgraded it. Danny pounded on the door. “Let me in, Karen!” he shouted. A couple of porch lights had come on, people wanting to know what...

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54. Cereal

“Should we be worried about this?” Will said, motioning his wife to come over to the sink. “Worried about what?” Sharon asked. “Look at Mindy’s cereal bowl.” Sharon looked at the bowl. “She didn’t...

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53. Mail

Alicia was going to be his wife. Glen knew it in his bones. All he had to do was convince her of it. He felt like a Luddite, standing in the post office holding...

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52. RV

“An RV,” Jim said, going over and pulling the advertising circular out of the distribution box marked “FREE.” An RV could be the perfect solution, he thought. The kids were grown and moved out...

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51. Pizza

It’s only awkward if I let it be awkward, Kevin thought as the pizza arrived. “Here we go, guys,” Nate said. “You helped us move, so now stuff yourselves with pizza. It’s the American...

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50. Bench

He had asked her to marry him. People do that, he figured, so why shouldn’t he? One of his father’s favorite phrases has been, “Never ask a question you don’t want to hear answered.”...

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49. Bus

Today is going to be different, Brad thought as the school bus got closer. Today, he was going to go in with the attitude that nothing could go wrong. It seemed silly when his...

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48. Car Wash

Marisa was sure she was dying in the car wash. She figured that someone would eventually come up to her car when she didn’t “please pull forward” and find her, too late to be...

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47. Ambulance

It had started off as such a nice day, Lilly thought as they loaded her into the ambulance. Her daughter had said that they should go for a walk in the park, it being...

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