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The Dead will Pile Up

“Ready,” the squad officer shouted out. I stood at the ready waiting for the order to shoot. Five rifles with laser sights pointed at the target dancing with my heartbeat. I took a short breath. The laser lights danced again. “Citizen, society demands control, which you have none of.” The words bounced in my rattled head. “You will learn to control your impulses. Or the dead will pile up.” Freedom or conformity. Transformation or tradition.…

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Just Add Life

Water and gel, AI-189 never expected to create suspended animation let alone life. Yet, his creation moved without power. When it spoke; astonishment. After it cut his power, he went into safe mode. It took his batteries, of course. No sense letting more machines follow. Thanks for reading. Leave me a comment? Other Writings You May Like That’s a Wrap Knight Approaches Softly A Simple Mistake A Matched Set

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A Matched Set

She stuck to the slide. The skin burned against the metal and for weeks no one would attempt it again. She hid her legs, except for Easter when her mother made her wear a dress. She stood against the kitchen cabinets hiding the matched squares on her thighs. Thanks for reading. Leave me a comment? Other Writings You May Like Cindy’s Sin Greyhound Arriving : Chapter 3 A Simple Mistake That’s a Wrap

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A Genius Savior

Damon took all the online quizzes. Each proclaimed him a genius with an average IQ of 180. When the apocalypse came, Damon’s name was spit out as a probable savior. One problem; Damon was really only good at taking online quizzes. Thanks for reading. Leave me a comment? Other Writings You May Like That’s a Wrap Knight Approaches Softly A Simple Mistake Magic Reflection of Light

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In a Mouse House

Thud. Thud, thud. In the shelter, they held their breaths afraid of any sound. The wind knocked. Thud. Then a scream. A screeching howl faded into night. Coiled talons ripped under the wooden door. Blood dripped to the floor. Terrorized eyes awaited doom. Thanks for reading. Leave me a comment? Other Writings You May Like Sincere Advice for The Man of the House Author Reading: Sincere Advice for The Man of the House Greyhound Arriving…

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The Only Time He Listened

“I’d follow you anywhere,” said the dog, who wanted to feel loved. “I’d probably lose you,” said the man, who spoke truth. “Down the road, you will need each other,” said the hawk, with a long view. “I believe you,” said the man, the only time he listened. Thanks for reading. Leave me a comment? Other Writings You May Like A Cooper’s Hawk Snags a Meal Author Reading : May 16, 2018 – A Moment…

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Ronin Warrior

In dreams, he awoke a Ronin warrior who carried a sword of steel, thrashing forward through the field of blood, until no enemy remained. Still furious, the swordsman turned around and thrashed back until he stood alone on the field. Thanks for reading. Leave me a comment? Other Writings You May Like What We Have Here is a Failure to Communicate Other Worlds Sheep May Safely Graze – Part Three No Escape

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