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Only Natural

26 Nov , 2014  

Only Natural

Euell Gibbons famously ate wild hickory nuts and yet still died from a rare disease. Jim Fixx rode the early running craze as a best-selling author but dropped dead of a heart attack.

This “eat healthy and get exercise” thing is overrated but I try to do it anyway.
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Uprooted

25 Nov , 2014  

Uprooted

He was more than a sapling, but less than a mighty oak when the storm came. While the rain was welcome—his roots and leaves were dangerously dry—the powerful winds were not. Suddenly he was ripped from the Earth, lifted aloft and dropped from a great height to a spot 40 feet from his birthplace and home.
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My Face

24 Nov , 2014  

My Face

My face isn’t my face. And it’s not just because I’m getting old and wrinkly. My face has never been my face. When I look in the mirror, I see a stranger, the same familiar stranger I’ve been observing for 51 years. I swear it’s not me.
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Prose and Cons

23 Nov , 2014  

Prose and Cons

Ms. Dune never had such a hard working creative writing class as the one at the Shelby County Correctional Facility. And why not? The winning convict of the writing contest would serve the rest of his time outside the prison walls on probation.
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Quantum Mechanic

22 Nov , 2014  

Quantum Mechanic

Does anyone know where I can get a good quantum mechanic? My time-space continuum seems to be malfunctioning. It keeps making this rattling sound, so I pulled over at a nearby quasar. They did a particle check but couldn’t seem to diagnose the problem.
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Post-Modern Vaudeville

21 Nov , 2014  

Post-Modern Vaudeville

They say vaudeville is dead but actually we’ve just taken it underground—and we’re preparing for a big comeback. You know, some of those old street people you see, well, they (actually “we”) are homeless, but there’s more to it than that. We are semi-retired vaudevillians, and we’re still practicing the art on the sly…for now.
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