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Inventing the Wheel
8
July 2021
Ladies and gentlemen, I introduce to you… the wheel! (Roaring applause) Just what exac…
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2019 World Expo
March 2019
– Attention please, the presentation by Tajikistan will begin in 5 minutes. – (20 minu…
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A Retelling of Jaws By Someone Who Has Definitely Seen It
6
October 2020
Jaws…yes. Jaws is the story of a very big shark. Everyone knows that. Especially those who h…
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Film Noir
December 2020
The year was December 17th, winter to be exact. Outside my office it was a wet, dark afternoon&mdas…
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Waxing Thoughts
43
January 2022
“I understand your pain. I’ve gone through the same thing.” – the woman w…
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Dialogue Options in Fallout: New Cambridge
23
May 2022
Stranger: Hey there traveler! Is there anything I can help you with?   [1] I’m very hu…
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Lobotomy
40
January 2022
I sit down at the lunch table with a pruning saw and a smile. “Well, boys, I finally did it. …
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Vanitas
October 2020
Dear Judging Committee for the American Society for Magazine Editors, I notice you have not been r…
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Wet Dream
94
January 2022
At a sleepover. Kyle: Whoa! Brian what is that on your shorts?Brian: Uh, nothing! Kyle: Hey…
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My First Crush
November 2020
Her name was Sarah and I was absolutely head over heels for her. I’d cut two holes in a trash…
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The Taco Bell on Beverly
1
January 2020
“Where are you going?” you ask the homeless man wandering down San Vicente. “Don&…
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Fire Department Tour
10
March 2020
Fire Chief: And this here’s where we do our laundry—(alarm goes off) Oof, sorry kids, t…
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Letter to Roosevelt
January 2020
In 1939, at the urging of physicist Leo Szilárd, Einstein wrote a letter to FDR, informing h…
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Therapy
37
January 2022
Okay, Nathan. Now tell me what you see in this picture.  That’s a headshot of you, bu…
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Relax
10
October 2018
Welcome to my zen meditation studio, kemosabe. Now get those clothes off and get on the table, the …
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Staring Contest
June 2020
Today is the big day I prove to everyone down by the pond that I’m tough enough to be here, a…
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DrivingInstructor.ai
28
May 2022
I get in the car, and I’m doing everything by the book. I’m checking my mirrors, both h…
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My Relationship
1
February 2010
… is like any other, especially the kind where one partner steals from the other, day after …
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Bronze Age Teen Drama
10
July 2021
Open on a mother and a son. In front of a forge. The work is hard, and the hours are long. -Mom, I…