Category: Writing

70. Taps

“So, whadya think?” Bill asked when he saw Stu looking at the collection of beer taps on the wall of his man cave. “Impressive,” Stu said. The collection took up the entire wall. By...

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69. Five Minutes

Five minutes doesn’t sound like a lot of time. A lot can happen in five minutes, though. You can listen to a song, read a story about last night’s game or make a surprisingly...

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68. CPU

“Well, I think I see your problem,” Andy said, putting the torx screwdriver down. “Really?” Rob said. “That’s great! What is it?” “Neither one of us knows how to fix a computer,” Andy said,...

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67. Courthouse

“C’mon, Jon,” his father said. “The sooner we get there, the sooner this’ll be over.” Jon knew his dad meant well, but he also knew that it wasn’t true. Their schedule — their lives...

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66. small

The world was too big today. It was the feeling of being a mote of dust in a world too large for such a thing to matter. He knew it was coming. It was...

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65. I KNOW

Two words on the paper. Two words that made his mouth go dry and adrenal glands blast their payload into his bloodstream. Two words that were making him sweat. Two words bore into his...

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64. Ripped

Alex sighed as he looked at the male mannequin in the sportswear department. “What’s wrong?” Wendy asked. “Look at this thing,” he said, pointing at the mannequin displaying a day-glo yellow “Combat Mode” t-shirt....

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63. History

“I’m not debating the pros and cons of states’ rights or the place of slavery in the plantation system of the old South,” Cory said. “I’m simply talking about historical accuracy, or the lack...

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62. Tunnel

It was time, Joel knew. Past time. In a way, it was good — he was sick of worrying — but the future he imagined was filled with fear and dread. The job —...

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61. Bore

It was the dullest, most nerve-racking road trip that Pete had ever been on. On the one hand, he was out of the office, out of cubicalville, and usually, that would be a good...

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