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42 min read stories

Discover a collection of stories which are around 42 minutes read time.

38 min read

The Trouble with Ceremony

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My grenadier, Specialist Taylor, did not attend our welcome home ceremony at the Marriott Hotel and Convention Center in Coralville, Iowa, because in the...

38 min read


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Did you notice our daughter is not our daughter anymore?

52 min read


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Back in the time of which I am speaking, due to our Coördinators had mandated us, we had all seen that educational video of "It's Yours to Do With What You...

37 min read


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Tuesday morning, Jillian from Disasters calls. Apparently an airman named Loolerton has poisoned a shitload of beavers. I say we don’t kill beavers, we...

36 min read

Escape From Spiderhead

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“Drip on?” Abnesti said over the P.A.“What’s in it?” I said.“Hilarious,” he said.“Acknowledge,” I said.Abnesti used his remote. My MobiPak™ whirred. Soon the...

41 min read

Tenth of December

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Wasn’t overcoming this feeling of fear what truly distinguished the brave?

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Mother’s Day

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Well, if he wanted a fight, she knew how to fight. She liked it. She was good at it. She’d make him pay. The way she always had.

42 min read

The Semplica-Girl Diaries

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SEPTEMBER 3rdHaving just turned forty, have resolved to embark on grand project of writing every day in this new black book just got at OfficeMax. Exciting...

36 min read

Checking out

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In London, night came too soon. It hung in the morning air like a threat and then in the afternoon a blue-gray dusk descended, and the Victorian buildings...

39 min read

The Husband Stitch

A newly-married wife holds on to the only secret she feels she has left—a mystery her increasingly insidious husband is desperate to unravel.

32 min read

The Metro

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Set in Paris. This is a story of love and murder, and a little voodoo.

43 min read

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

Ali Baba discovers a wonderful cave of riches... but will the forty thieves discover him?