Category Archives: Fiction

Dreams Exchanged

Dreams Exchanged

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An immigration agent will finish off what industrial automation started.more

Good Luck, Harriet (Not That You Need It)

Good Luck, Harriet (Not That You Need It)

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“Look, it’s complicated, and you wouldn’t understand.  Don’t ruin our fledgling friendship with too many questions, Jack.  It’s all so tedious.”more

Mermaid and Seaworm

Mermaid and Seaworm

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She said her hair was red as blood, and he said it already was the color of a penny and he liked to picture it the way it was.more

Two Stories

Two Stories

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There was so much left to do and I got a feeling like I used to have in my twenties that goes, let’s do this. It’s not necessarily a good feeling, but it’s stirring.more

Hollywood Hologram

Hollywood Hologram

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First of all, let me congratulate you on your big day. All things considered, I hope it was a joyous affair. That said, on behalf of everyone at Hollywood Hologram, I would like to extend my sincerest apologies for the unfortunate “incident” involving our product at your wedding reception. more

The Invitation

The Invitation

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What’s the matter, afraid of commitment? That seemed harsh, and completely unnecessary. But I don’t even know you, I said. Then why did you sit at my table, she replied. I didn’t. You came over to my table and handed me a cup of coffee. Then you sat down.more

Heroes

Heroes

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Pernell thought about the day Lindy got blown to hell and he stood abruptly, nodded to the other men and walked out. A sure giveaway that he was hiding something. But weren’t they all?more

A Father’s Counsel

A Father’s Counsel

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Well, the revolution made Karim fatherless all his life. Now the coup made him lifeless. more

The G. I. Joe Christmas

The G. I. Joe Christmas

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no boy I knew would call G. I. Joe a dollmore

Toward a Happy Culinary Life (Notes)

Toward a Happy Culinary Life (Notes)

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At the final word he looks sad, perhaps recalling his first love (jam), but his observation lingers across the sticky plastic table and your children, at once, come to a realization that all is not right in their world. That their parent is either a liar or, worst, fraudulent.more