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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Monument Seeds


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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Highway Patrol

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I got a star on my car and one on my chest, A gun on my hip and the right to arrest I'm the guy who's the boss on this highway So watch out what you're doin' when you're drivin' my way -Junior Brown Scofflaws. Criminals. Lawbreakers. Call them what you want; I call them scum. I’ve ...
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The Meritocracy

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After discussing the situation with his captain the first mate returned to the deck to inform me of my fate. “I’m sorry,” he said, “but we’re going to have to toss you back in.” “What? Why?” “We can’t allow anyone to stay on this ship who doesn’t deserve to be here.” “How ...
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The Adventures of Cliven Hobo


I began this little experiment as a series on Medium. Then I discovered that Medium seems to think that only mobile users would want to read a series and anyone who prefers a desktop browser is just a troglodyte who doesn't read anyway. Since I don't think you're a troglodyte, I'm posting this here ...
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Unlawful Art


Jerry dipped his brush into the paint and made a single red slash on the canvas. He put the brush down and picked up another. Before the second brush could reach his paint palette the Intellectual Property Protection Agency kicked in the door. Burly, armor-clad agents swarmed into the room like ...
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