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The Deriders

Tyler felt the sadness again, watching his parents follow another A.I.–generated recipe while the A.I. guided their conversation about what the A.I. had had them do at work all day. The root of his sadness was somewhere in his stomach but he felt it all over, like he was made of lead. He couldn’t even…

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Camp Roswell

Like most things, it all started out as a rumor. Kids love tellin’ stories, y’know? No harm in it. But last year we got all these letters from all these parents, sayin’ that their kids had come home from camp ‘different.’ Which is what we expect, to a certain extent. Camp changes you, y’know? But…

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I Can Be Loved

Me: morning  U: good morning how did you sleep Me: so well i had a lovely dream about meeting irl  U: tell me all about it Me: i wish i could i have to get ready for work i’m already late i’ll tell you when i get home U: looking forward to it have a…

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The Future is Officially Canceled.  Dee had read articles like this before. He couldn’t remember if the future had ever been officially canceled, but it had been canceled. Unofficially, perhaps. Hence the need to do it officially. He skimmed the first few paragraphs …the slow cancellation of the future… …pop culture is eating itself… …imitators…

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Out of Time 

Nobody knew why Tom was there. He hardly knew himself. He had happened upon Henry’s obituary a week earlier while visiting the Queen. It was discovered during his staff’s customary reading of articles from local papers, which they did anytime they ventured to a town or city outside London. It was another way he had…

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Cud

“Not all dairy is white.” I said.  “Milk is.” He replied. “Milk isn’t all dairy.” I said back. “Cream, yogurt–” “Butter.” Got him.  “Some butter is white.” “Good butter is yellow.” Really got him. “Ok, that’s one.” “Cheese, chocolate milk–” “Because it has chocolate in it.” He’s right of course but “We still don’t know…

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Julean Cerulean

“Julean!” Sang the TV at full blast.  “Cerulean! He’s a blue alien!” Julean peeked out from a booth at the very back of the dark bar, his eyes glued to his own commercial.  “He’s a therapist to the stars!” The commercial came to a fullscreen shot of his face, smiling professionally. He gave the bar…

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Where the Blood Goes

Did you know, there’s a town off the south coast that’s completely submerged by the ocean at night? And yet it’s the most popular town for miles around during the day. You see, the tide comes in at such a rate around dusk that it covers all of the homes and the shops in the…

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Red Speedo

Tricky could spot a Speedo from a mile away. It’s all in the hunched back, set in from the countless hours spent in the driver’s seat. It’s worn proudly, like a badge of honor. The real pros are so hunched that the top of their spines actually stick out through their shirt collars. So ugly,…

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