Purpose

The grey fog has troubled The Peacekeeper ever since it first appeared a few days back. He had experienced curses enough times to know that this was no natural fog – it was supernatural in nature. The fog was a great concern that needed to be dealt with, sooner rather than later. The fog...

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The Art of Cooking

In the beginning, there was only hunger. The fridge was completely empty. And so he saw that there was nothing and said, “Let there be food.” But the fridge remained empty. I mean, come on, this wasn’t no fairy tale and he wasn’t a magician nor some demigod. So he pulled himself out of...

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Ungrateful

“Others would be thanking me right now you know.” “Can’t I have a choice in my own death?” Sparks flew as the mechanized warriors flung themselves into each other. Metal on metal. Clank after clank. Blow after blow, the ground shook from the shear force of the fight. A fight between two who were...

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Laughter

Three years have passed since I last set foot in the United States. While backpacking in the outback, I somehow found myself overextending my stay on Jack and Olivia’s little farm. At first, I had no plans on staying more than a week. Two weeks tops. I had booked a stay in their renovated...

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Nervous Encounters

Somewhere in the Gobi desert, Anna Wen was unable to stop being nervous. This was a very disturbing fact to her because she didn’t get nervous, it wasn’t how she was built. Not even with the threat of an all-out global nuclear war looming, like at the super secret summit between the two Koreas...

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Time to Go

An unsettling dream woke Harold from his slumber. His eyes opened to a dark figure hovering over him, shrouded in the sunlight of that early morning. Shocked, he kept still, wrapped in his sheets, and let with a shaky voice asked, “H-H-Hello? Wh-Wh-Who are you? The valuables are all downstairs.” “I am Death and...

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Play Date

Holding a doll in one hand and moving it’s legs with her other, Annie said, “Okay, so I’ll be the princess.” She walked her doll up the side of the tower that made up one of the four corners of the play castle. The doll was obviously a human female. It had pearly white...

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The Duel

A lush, colorful garden covered the rooftops that belonged to the tall towers of the Kensington palace-estate which could only be reached by navigating a series of spiraling stairs and walkways. The garden housed deep-rooted trees bearing fruits, bushes carrying ripe berries, and exotic flowers from afar in bloom. Lit only by moonlight, in...

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Drowning

“It felt like drowning,” Jessie started. “How so?” Morgan asked, leaning back into his chair. “Like that kind of love that doesn’t get returned,” she clarified. “ You think that when you care about someone more than anybody or anything else in the world, then they’ll just automatically care about you just as much....

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