Originally posted 2015-12-11 12:00:06. 2/16/16 I think I’m okay. For a little while longer, at least. My fingers are basically frozen from all of this digging, so I’m attempting to thaw them  by writing. Who knows? Maybe these will be my final words. If someone finds this without me, just know that I believe I…

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Originally posted 2015-12-04 16:00:10. Life was never easy and Christmas was no exception. As much as Howard Conrad wished for the things that go bump in the night to take a holiday break along with the rest of us, it never seemed to be the case. Chicago was decked out for the holidays. Wreaths, giant…

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Originally posted 2015-12-04 12:15:58. Title: Danger Star – Space Repo Blurb / Short Summary: The year is 2205, earth year to date, and Danger Star is now a part of a service that is always in need of good people – repo work. There’s a car with a lot of back payment that needs to…

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Originally posted 2015-12-04 08:00:50. For years I never believed in climate change. I thought it was a load of nonsense if I’m honest. But today, well it snowed  in July! Snow in July. I couldn’t believe it. I said to my husband, “Look at that, it’s snowing.” But he just smiled and floated through the…

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Originally posted 2015-11-27 12:00:25. Mitchell dreamt that he was rising slowly through a long, dark tunnel, surrounded by uneven walls painted with vicious, slimy gray mud, blistered frequently by ugly outcroppings of jagged rock. He tried to remember how he’d arrived there, but the beginning of the tunnel was nothing but a dark pit in…

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Originally posted 2015-11-20 17:00:41. Working under the orange light, I barely noticed my daughter’s presence beside me. Aislin was only six years old, but already she was a stellar laboratory assistant. I paused for a moment to watch her. Since she was able to write, she had been down here, taking measurements, completing tasks that…

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Originally posted 2015-11-20 12:00:35. “What are you doing over here Lieutenant Jimbo? You’re in charge of the retreat!” “I know Sir but I need to tell you …” “No time for telling me anything Jimbo. Have you seen him? He’s started the engine. It’s going to happen in the next few minutes. Anytime now, anytime.” “I…

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Originally posted 2015-11-06 17:00:44. He had seen the light from some way off and started walking towards it. It took him through the woods, along the beach and up a cobblestone path to a small cottage that stood overlooking the sea. An old man was standing in front of the cottage, looking through the front…

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Originally posted 2015-11-06 12:00:47. Steve knew he wasn’t like most other boys his age growing up. He played sports with his friends, and even occasionally played pretty well in pickup basketball, but his heart really wasn’t in it. He did better than average in school; just enough A’s and B’s so people knew he was…

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Originally posted 2015-10-23 20:00:47. “I did not wish to disturb you, master, but it is time to rise.” I speak sweetly to you in the soft voice you insist I use when addressing you. Naturally I do not argue, I never argue. I am your apprentice after all, and only once before have you laid…

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Originally posted 2015-10-23 16:00:36. Match One I struck the match off the concrete for the fourth time trying to get it to catch. I only had three matches left and I could not let them go to waste, but I had to see where I was and try to find a way out. Finally, I…

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Originally posted 2015-10-23 12:00:04. Staring out the passenger window, I studied the sky, seeking out my old friends- Cygnus, Drago, Aquarius, Hercules… I tried to locate them but the streetlights got in the way and the moon was too bright to see them all. There was magic in driving at night. The darkness sparked my…

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Originally posted 2015-10-16 18:00:07. “They say there is no way to measure the absence of light.  I say they’re wrong. “We fear the absence of light, more so in this modern age than ever before.  We light up our cities as the sun sets, praying that the moon will rise and add its light to…

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Originally posted 2015-10-16 15:00:11. Dear Clara, Eighteen years ago you came into my life, a beacon that shone brighter than any star. Your first smile, although most would say it was a “gas smile,” those smiles that babies give when they are gassy, was a light that was bright and on fire. A spark ignited in…

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Originally posted 2015-10-16 12:04:28. Great. Hoo-ray. This phone would be just flipping perfect if all I needed right now was a two pound piece of plastic in my pocket. My phone will be fine, I said. I have GPS, I said. It has fantastic battery life, I said. Let’s see if I can count the…

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