Tiny Irate Memories

“People have an annoying habit of remembering things they shouldn't.”― Christopher Paolini, Eragon Tyler could remember everything. Every conversation he ever had, every sound, every smell. It became overwhelming to the point that he would retreat into his mind and block out his surroundings. If he focused too much and listened to the sounds of squeaking sneakers …

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The Twins

“What about human beings? said the animals. Do youthink we need human beings?Why not? said the Twins. And as quick as they could theright-handed Twin created women, and the left-handedTwin created men.They don't look too bright, said the animals. We hopethey won't be a problem.Don't worry, said the Twins, you guys are going to getalong …

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The Chat Room Stranger

“Hurry up and wait. Wait for other people to change. Wait for the world to become kinder, gentler, while you remain unchanged. Sit. Look out a window occasionally, perhaps, but avoid interaction.”—Leanna Glenn Markham He had been waiting forever and was starting to get sick of it. He wasn't even going to show up to …

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An Awkward Conversation

Scott Pilgrim: Did you know that the original name for Pac-Man was Puck-Man? You'd think it was because he looks like a hockey puck but it actually comes from the Japanese phrase 'Paku-Paku,' which means to flap one's mouth open and closed. They changed it because they thought Puck-Man would be too easy to vandalize, you …

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