Andrea

“Andrea, power on!” “I am not voice activated, Dave.” I looked up at it and she purred back at me. “Get me a coffee. Black and two sugars.” “That was not the function I was built for. I am not a coffee-maker. I can be more useful to you in other ways.” It said...

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Being Happy

I see them all day, and never with a smile on their weary faces. For me, the happiest time of day is when these nurses give me my candy. After the candy goes down, I’m happy all day. With all this endless singing, dancing, and laughing, this is definitely, no questions asked, the happiest...

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Escape

The sun floated on the horizon. “We need to hurry.” She grabbed her hand and they ran, their heavy breathing misting the icy morning air. “We won’t make it,” Mindy gasped, the metallic taste of blood in her mouth. Still running, Karen turned and gave Mindy an encouraging smile. “We will.” The train was...

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My Body

Today, he made me a new finger. It looked like all my other fingers, but without the red nail polish. “You need to be careful in the kitchen.” He smiled at me. He loved fixing my body in his image. “This is what a woman is supposed to look like.” He told me. After...

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Listening

Through the peeling wall I listen as you pop your knuckles one by one. Each pop makes me twitch. Twitches that I barely notice, perhaps because I have become so used to them over the year. Delicate pops of destruction echoing through the wall. A wall that I pray will never crumble. I am...

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Innocence

Adam smiled at me today. I can’t describe the immense feeling of bliss I get in the pit of my stomach whenever I’m around him. We’ve only been colleagues for a few weeks, but he is by far the most astounding man working here. I can’t help but wonder why he is still single....

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In Sync

Always a little too far away from you. Sometimes, half a world away. Other times, worlds away. We never seemed to be in sync. Bought my ticket to Mars this morning, but then received your holo-mail this afternoon. “It’s not you, it’s me.” You told me. A years wage wasted on a useless ticket....

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Confessions

No matter how much I love you, it’s just not worth it. I watched you and followed you ever since that first day in class. Then, I started to plot. I brought the rope and procured some pills. But then it came to visit me.”Stay away from my Lily,” your rainbow colored unicorn told...

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Tendencies

My parents are still confused why I’d given up medical school to come work here in the morgue. This is the third autopsy of the day. I watch and don’t even flinch at the sight of blood. “Scalpel.” The pathologist said. I wonder if he can see my smile under the mask. “Cut open...

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The Foolish Knight

A knight encounters a troll on a bridge. “Do I have to fight you?” Asked the knight. “No need for a fight if you can pay the toll.” “I’m in a hurry, troll. What is the price?” “Promise to keep this bridge safe.” “Sure. Whatever.” “Say it and mean it.” “Fine. I promise to...

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Mistakes Kill

As Leo made his way down to the basement of the desolate house, the stairs creaked with every step he took. Clutched in one hand was a wooden stake and in the other a Glock. He had given up on bring wooden crosses after witnessing their uselessness. Having driven the wooden stake cleanly through...

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