The Day the Love Bug Died

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In the end, the lies peeled away like cheap, desiccated paint, flaking away to reveal the ugly truth. No one loved the Love Bug for his own sake. The truth was that people only loved him because he was a winner. Technology advanced too far for even his indomitable spirit to overcome and with every ...
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The Weasel Timeline

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In April 2016 a weasel chewed into one of the electrical transformers of the Large Hadron Collider, causing a short circuit and shutting the machine down. What the Fake News won't tell you is that the weasel incident caused a rift throughout the multiverse. The walls that separated each reality ...
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Friday Free Verse: Vulgarity

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Meet me in the kingdom of absurdity where we can laugh at the facts as they splatter against the walls of our mania. We will bathe in the entrails of reason as it is eviscerated by the golems of our fear. Meet me at the altar of outrage where we can smash the babies of our enemies upon the ...
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Monument Seeds

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The world grew fuzzy as the walls of reality thinned and buckled. “Are you ok?” Mark asked. The language was unfamiliar yet Rhea understood the words. “Yes. I just got a little dizzy,” the response came unbidden. “Probably allergies,” her husband said. Except she didn’t have ...
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How bad could it get?

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Throughout most of the Bush administration I remember news media reporting on how good the economy was doing. The Bush tax cuts were working! So they said. I never really believed it. As a child of the 90s, my baseline for what a decent economy "feels" like is probably skewed. However, near the end ...
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A few high concepts for 4/20

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In honor of America’s favorite unsanctioned holiday, I figured I’d do a little free writing today. Disclaimer: No cannabis was harmed in the making of this blog post. I stopped by the Circle K this morning to pick up my morning breakfast of carbonated high-fructose corn syrup and caffeine. ...
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