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A Dishonest Misunderstanding
"It's here, it's here!" I shouted excitedly, running back to the living room with my parcel clutched tightly in my hands to search frantically for a pair of scissors. My parents had promised me a smartphone for my birthday if I was good, after years of wanting one, and years of being the only kid without one, and I'd been as good as gold all year. Better than I'd ever been. My birthday had come and gone two weeks ago with nothing, but they'd promised it was in the mail, and sure enough here was a phone-sized parcel with my name on it! Finding the scissors, I tore into the packaging with fervour and swiftly uncovered...a fisher-price smartpho
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No Reason
Up until she stabbed me, I had thought our date was going well. I had showed up on time and well-dressed, better-dressed than she I might add, and taken her to the finest establishment I knew despite her own attire. I had told her at length of my accomplishments, spun tales of my exploits quite beauteously for her entertainment. I had showered her in compliments and advice, and tactfully steered the conversation away from distasteful subjects. I had, in short, done everything expected of a gentleman. I even ordered the most expensive things on the menu for her--champagne included--and booked the most expensive hotel room in the place, just in
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A Welcome Relief
"I hear they're ten feet tall and can spit acid!" Brenda gossiped to her friend on the bench beside her. "No way! I heard they're the same size as us, so they can disguise themselves easier. Bet the acid thing's true though. I once met a guy who'd actually survived a fight with one of them and half his face was all melted!" Hamza responded with enthusiasm, gesturing wildly as he spoke. The two of them had been sat there for a few minutes now and they didn't look to be going anywhere anytime soon. They were the first folk Gabrielle had seen all morning that weren't otherwise preoccupied or rushing off somewhere, and so the first that seemed
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Night Terrors
"Hey, shhh, wake up! It's just a bad dream you're having." The small, whispering voice filtered hazily through the fog of my night terrors and I opened my eyes a crack to see Rowan's face peering into mine from not more than a foot away. I would have jumped if I wasn't already scared out of my wits. But frankly it didn't even register on the scale at the moment. I was just pleased to see the boy. "Mornin'," I croaked gruffly. Or at least I tried to. I didn't get the word even halfway out before Rowan clamped his hand over my mouth in earnest panic. "Shhh!" The boy repeated rather unnecessarily, given that his hand was already preventing me
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Heat Exhaustion
Sonia dug through the trash heap doggedly, ignoring both the hot sun beating down on her and the sweat that was simultaneously soaking through her shirt and dripping down her long nose. She'd been at this exhausting and tedious work for hours already, just trying to find a particular goddamned hubcap for her brother, but she wasn't about to give up yet. Not after she'd finally tracked one down to this junkyard, and not when she wasn't likely to get another day off to come search before his birthday. Surprising him on his birthday was the whole damned point of all this, and it wasn't like they saw each other all that often. She probably wouldn
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About A Girl
Everything fades with time. Decay and entropy are the very nature of our universe. Creatures, species, planets, all are born merely to die. Buildings crumble, towers fall, flowers wither, machines rust. Stone or bone, it all turns to dust. Fires, lives, even stars burn out. Everything dies, eventually. ...so why won't my love for you?
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Bananas
"...it's nonsense." I'd been staring at the sculpture for an entire thirty minutes now and that was it. I was done. I was giving up. There was absolutely no meaning whatsoever to be found within the contents of this man's trash can or in the significance of it being spread across the floor, and anybody who tried to tell me otherwise again was going to get an earful. "No no no no no," a woman behind me tutted, and I turned to find her shaking her head at me reproachfully. I gritted my teeth as she continued, "You fail to see the simple elegance of its complexity." I squinted at her. "That's contradictory nonsense." "No no no no no," she sai
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The Glitches
There's something utterly discomforting about that guy in bright yellow pants over there. It's nothing that I can exactly put my finger on - his smile is maybe a tad too wide; his eyes a touch darker than they need to be; his clothes a little brighter; his limbs maybe a little longer than usual? I'm not sure what it is, but I refuse to take my eyes off him, just in case. You have to keep an eye on them, you know. The glitches. It keeps them under control. The feel of people's eyes on them. Keeps them from shedding their human forms and feeding. They don't ever want any witnesses. You can't always tell them apart from humans just by looking.
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Ogg + Ugg
Ogg sat by the smallest fire, dejectedly stirring the dirt in front of him with a stick. Ugg watched him for a while with interest before going over. Ogg wasn't usually like this. "What wrong?" Ugg said as she sat next to him. "Ogg used go have fun with other cavemen. Why Ogg not now?" Ogg sighed and stopped stirring the dirt to look at her instead. "Ogg was first make stick with rock. Other cavemen make fun, say will never work. Now all cavemen have rock-sticks! Ogg had rock-stick FIRST." Ogg thumped his chest for emphasis on the last word. Ugg frowned, not understanding. "Is good that other cavemen have rock-sticks. Rock-sticks brought d
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A Dishonest Misunderstanding
"It's here, it's here!" I shouted excitedly, running back to the living room with my parcel clutched tightly in my hands to search frantically for a pair of scissors. My parents had promised me a smartphone for my birthday if I was good, after years of wanting one, and years of being the only kid without one, and I'd been as good as gold all year. Better than I'd ever been. My birthday had come and gone two weeks ago with nothing, but they'd promised it was in the mail, and sure enough here was a phone-sized parcel with my name on it! Finding the scissors, I tore into the packaging with fervour and swiftly uncovered...a fisher-price smartpho
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No Reason
Up until she stabbed me, I had thought our date was going well. I had showed up on time and well-dressed, better-dressed than she I might add, and taken her to the finest establishment I knew despite her own attire. I had told her at length of my accomplishments, spun tales of my exploits quite beauteously for her entertainment. I had showered her in compliments and advice, and tactfully steered the conversation away from distasteful subjects. I had, in short, done everything expected of a gentleman. I even ordered the most expensive things on the menu for her--champagne included--and booked the most expensive hotel room in the place, just in
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A Welcome Relief
"I hear they're ten feet tall and can spit acid!" Brenda gossiped to her friend on the bench beside her. "No way! I heard they're the same size as us, so they can disguise themselves easier. Bet the acid thing's true though. I once met a guy who'd actually survived a fight with one of them and half his face was all melted!" Hamza responded with enthusiasm, gesturing wildly as he spoke. The two of them had been sat there for a few minutes now and they didn't look to be going anywhere anytime soon. They were the first folk Gabrielle had seen all morning that weren't otherwise preoccupied or rushing off somewhere, and so the first that seemed
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Night Terrors
"Hey, shhh, wake up! It's just a bad dream you're having." The small, whispering voice filtered hazily through the fog of my night terrors and I opened my eyes a crack to see Rowan's face peering into mine from not more than a foot away. I would have jumped if I wasn't already scared out of my wits. But frankly it didn't even register on the scale at the moment. I was just pleased to see the boy. "Mornin'," I croaked gruffly. Or at least I tried to. I didn't get the word even halfway out before Rowan clamped his hand over my mouth in earnest panic. "Shhh!" The boy repeated rather unnecessarily, given that his hand was already preventing me
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Heat Exhaustion
Sonia dug through the trash heap doggedly, ignoring both the hot sun beating down on her and the sweat that was simultaneously soaking through her shirt and dripping down her long nose. She'd been at this exhausting and tedious work for hours already, just trying to find a particular goddamned hubcap for her brother, but she wasn't about to give up yet. Not after she'd finally tracked one down to this junkyard, and not when she wasn't likely to get another day off to come search before his birthday. Surprising him on his birthday was the whole damned point of all this, and it wasn't like they saw each other all that often. She probably wouldn
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About A Girl
Everything fades with time. Decay and entropy are the very nature of our universe. Creatures, species, planets, all are born merely to die. Buildings crumble, towers fall, flowers wither, machines rust. Stone or bone, it all turns to dust. Fires, lives, even stars burn out. Everything dies, eventually. ...so why won't my love for you?
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Bananas
"...it's nonsense." I'd been staring at the sculpture for an entire thirty minutes now and that was it. I was done. I was giving up. There was absolutely no meaning whatsoever to be found within the contents of this man's trash can or in the significance of it being spread across the floor, and anybody who tried to tell me otherwise again was going to get an earful. "No no no no no," a woman behind me tutted, and I turned to find her shaking her head at me reproachfully. I gritted my teeth as she continued, "You fail to see the simple elegance of its complexity." I squinted at her. "That's contradictory nonsense." "No no no no no," she sai
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The Glitches
There's something utterly discomforting about that guy in bright yellow pants over there. It's nothing that I can exactly put my finger on - his smile is maybe a tad too wide; his eyes a touch darker than they need to be; his clothes a little brighter; his limbs maybe a little longer than usual? I'm not sure what it is, but I refuse to take my eyes off him, just in case. You have to keep an eye on them, you know. The glitches. It keeps them under control. The feel of people's eyes on them. Keeps them from shedding their human forms and feeding. They don't ever want any witnesses. You can't always tell them apart from humans just by looking.
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Ogg + Ugg
Ogg sat by the smallest fire, dejectedly stirring the dirt in front of him with a stick. Ugg watched him for a while with interest before going over. Ogg wasn't usually like this. "What wrong?" Ugg said as she sat next to him. "Ogg used go have fun with other cavemen. Why Ogg not now?" Ogg sighed and stopped stirring the dirt to look at her instead. "Ogg was first make stick with rock. Other cavemen make fun, say will never work. Now all cavemen have rock-sticks! Ogg had rock-stick FIRST." Ogg thumped his chest for emphasis on the last word. Ugg frowned, not understanding. "Is good that other cavemen have rock-sticks. Rock-sticks brought d
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Ducktober 19: Breakable
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Hilarious
The dog was having a wonderful time.  The game was fun for everyone, and so inventive.  She would never have thought of it herself.  Cats were clever, clever animals indeed.  She just didn't know when he was going to jump out! She snuffled her nose closer to the box.  Where was he?  Could he have stopped playing?  But no.  There he was.  Brilliant!  Though that one could have hurt... --- The cat cowered in the box and wondered what it would take to get the dog to leave him the hell alone.  This was even worse than being sneaked up on by a cucumber.  His heart was hammering and his hackles were up.  Couldn't she see he wanted to be left alo
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Damned Kids
"You wanna see something cool, Peter?" Marnie's hair was long, shaggy. She peered at me through it. Shy. Brown eyes behind black curtains.   Every time she said that, it was an adventure. Danny'd snicker at me. "Where'd she drag you off to this time, Pete? Catch a chicken and kill it? Pull the wings off butterflies?"   The whole town thought Marnie and her family were strange. Marnie was bullied at school. One time Danny shoved a cup of worms into her locker. Everybody thought that was real funny.   I didn’t. It was stupid. Marnie was just quiet. Her mom drank a lot, didn’t leave the house much. Her dad, well. He wasn't around.  
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We're All Right
I heard him scream, and rushed out of the bedroom. He was writhing on the floor, clawing at his neck, and the kids were backed far away from him in fear and confusion. It only took a moment to notice the rope on the floor, and put two and two together to realize what had happened. "Marcellus, it's not on you! You're fine!" I darted over to him, falling down to his side and pulling his shoulders and head into my body. He kicked and flopped a few times as if to stand, but finally stopped and simply panted and gasped into me. "It's okay, you're okay..." I soothed him, as I stood him up. I turned to hustle him into the bedroom, but I heard a t
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Ducktober 19: Scorched
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On Sin
    Another day in Heaven passed much like all those before, and all those yet to come. Not that nothing ever happened there; more that everything that did happen, happened in such an abstract, distant sort of way as far as the main residents were concerned as to not really matter.    Days merged one into another.    Hours flew past at the pace of a snail riding the great winged Pegasus. In each moment, a crawling, unbearable monotony; yet then a century would pass in the blink of an eye.    Slow.    Fast.    It was the realm of both the eternal God, and the mortal man.    Now God created man, in his image, or so it is said, but h
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Ducktober 8: A Duck Known as Star
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Hello! I saw your donation; thank you very much! You can rest assured that whoever those points end up with will have worked HARD to earn them!
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oh trust me I know ;P

-SkaBoss
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Haha - thanks for the watch! It's lovely, and I'll wear it all the time! :D
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*grins* sorry it was such a belated present! ;P

-SkaBoss
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Happya2 by Alimera

I hope you have a beautiful day, dearheart! :heart:
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Happy Birthday :heart:
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Happiest b-day Shy shrimp : Thanks 
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