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'X' Marks The Spot

We had dug twelve holes before we realized the map was wrong. How to dispose of the shovels before mom used them on us was now the question.
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Q & A With an Exasperated Writer

Q: How did you come up with the idea for your new book?

A: Yes.

Q: Mmm...do you worry the angry tone will upset your old fans?

A: I like cheese.

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everything you ever said

is packed in an old cigar box

somewhere in

the back of a

storage closet i

rented five apartments


i think.

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What Can Keep You Running

That knowing smile or wave when you pass by another running in the opposite direction.

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She sits on the stoop, crying. He's unable to make her laugh, or see things differently. He sits with her anyway.

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In the dark confines of the house sit the shadows of memories of all who have passed before. With a little effort, you can find them.
As tonight are the Academy Awards, I thought I would treat readers to a double feature Twitterstory, featuring Academy Award winning actresses Meryl Streep and Sally Field. That's right, readers: TWO Twitterstories for the price of one. And the weekly schedule will continue as planned.
So without further ado, please enjoy today's Oscar-themed Twitterstory Double-Feature:

The Perfect Alibi

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She removed the knife from her victim's back and wiped it on a towel she pulled from her purse. They would never suspect her, Meryl Streep.

When Carrie Met Sally

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"Because I can't deny the fact that you like me, right now, you like me!" She was then hit by what she thought was a tomato. She was wrong.

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"How was I supposed to know the rooster would react like that?"

Dad just shook his head and squirted more hydrogen peroxide.

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Special Effects

(Lights off) A gunshot.

Something is dragged across stage. (Lights on)

He sits, shaking, head in hands.

All part of the scene, right?

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Moments We Don't Know

When we fall asleep; when that song finally leaves our head; when they fall out of love with you.