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2 min read stories

Discover a collection of stories which are around 2 minutes read time.

3 min read

The Formation of Hurricanes

At the beginning, there were the not-yet-living. Although they were something less than present, and something more than absent, the not-yet-living were...

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Where I Was From

I live in a college town in western Oregon and lately people here have been talking about their small-town Midwestern upbringing like it was a war they...

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The Pineapple Problem

* Story contains bad language

The pineapples arrived six or twelve at a time.“A half dozen or a dozen,” Culver said and Jane wondered why she hadn’t thought to group them that way in her...

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Disintegration Loop 1.1

In seeking to resolve a conflict between two parties one can assume each believes it is acting in good faith just as the hopeful gravel waits for your rough...

1 min read

Soup Is One Form of Salt Water

I am making borscht      please do not laugh at me      I seem to have ruined mysoul      the quality of television programming grows stronger all the...

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Acorn Duly Crushed

* Story contains bad language

Dear stupid forest.Dear patently retarded forest.Dear beautiful ugly stupid forestfull of nightingaleswhy won’t you shut up.What do you want from me.A train...

1 min read

And This Too Comes Apart

People agree with sleep They nod into it but death they sometimes fight off until they can’t                                   and then from their graves...

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Travel Plaza

The day not redolent of anything in particular but more generally it folds into itself a little bag that hides a larger bag inside The day promises only to...

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It Is Like Surgery But It Is Not Surgery

When you split infinity you just get moreinfinity It’s different with crackers with bellswith an eagle When an eagle flies intoa bell the bell rings the...

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Because I am Looking to Complicate My Biography I Go Out to Buy a Tree

I sit with my head in the meadow and compare it to the stonesIn my biography I own a homeI associate my home with pleasant feelingsIn my biography I am very...

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If You Go into the Woods You Will Find It Has a Technology

This tree has a small LED display It is glowing and it can show you words and it can show you pictures and it can melt from one choice to another and you are...

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My Pentagon

It was the military         coming togetheron paper under glassto shine on me! they         called me        damp thing it was my name comingtogether under...