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  • Abdiel's Deal
    Abdiel didn’t quite know how it happened. One moment he was soaring through the clouds of the seventh level of heaven, the next he was sitting...
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  • Probing For Answers
    Steven awoke to the same ringing in his ear that he heard before blacking out. His lower jaw ached and a disorienting sense of dizziness ran...
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  • The Shetland Prodigy
    The Keepsake was a dimly lit pub on the banks of the Gulber Wick - a waterway that ran through the rugged Shetland Islands of Northern Scotland. A...
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  • No More F$#@!Ng Vampires
    The rumors about Professor G.W. Stephens were as weird as they were eclectic. Some said that he had murdered his first wife and buried her in the...
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  • Guru Steve's Path To Enlightened Relationships
    Mike’s rusty, 2004 Honda Civic was a piece of shit.  With over 150,000 miles, it was a miracle that it still ran. In fact, Mike was convinced...
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  • Meme'd
    I got meme’d on a Tuesday. I don’t know why, but I previously thought virality was exclusively a weekend phenomenon. So imagine my surprise...
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  • A Copywritten Hero
    "This looks like a nuisance lawsuit. Plus, it's copyright infringement. That's far from what we do," said the old lawyer. "Wait," said the young...
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  • The Cobra Of Oneida County
    Dennis Kozlowski fancied himself to be the most interesting man in Oneida County. His family’s parcel sat amongst a group of dairy farmers on a...
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  • How To Survive Mononucleosis (While Infecting Those Around You)
    STEP #1:  Contract the illness at the most inconvenient time. Why would you want to spend your well-deserved vacation lying on a beach, tossing...
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  • On Top Of The World
    The journey to the ashram at the top of Karinboque Peak is perilous to say the least. One 14-hour plane ride, a 10-hour train, 2.5 hrs by van, and...
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  • Midnight Spaghetti
    Part of going home for the holidays is traveling on streets you went down a million times as a child and realizing they're not the same...
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  • The Last Will & Testament Of Sadie F. Hochwarter
    From the offices of Simon, Howell, Liebowitz, & Klein: I (state your name) ESQ. serving as the legal representative and executor for the estate,...
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  • The Art Of The Date
    His phone screen was filled with white Helvetica text that popped against a dreamy, stylized night sky. "Please turn on your device's microphone....
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  • The Accruals Of Fame
    I’ve kinda’ always wanted my own destiny. It’s a delicious idea that you’re surrounded by a garden of delectable fruits, vegetables, and...
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  • The Monkey Who Knew Too Much
    Grop wasn’t an especially gifted chimp.  As far as his jungle troop went, he was mediocre in every sense. His climbing skills were lacking....
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  • Reindeer Games
    Have you ever woken up in the morning with a sore back? How about sore antlers? Yeah? Well try living like that every single day. This gig, way...
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  • That One Time Everything I Touched Came To Life
    Have you ever woken up and thought you were still dreaming for a few minutes? Like the first few minutes of being awake, your brain is kind of...
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  • Sabotage For Snoopy
    It was a cold Thanksgiving morning, and the Macy's Day Parade preparations were in full swing. The streets were bustling with excitement, but for...
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