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How’s Your Health?

It was a simple question, or at least I thought it was. I asked a friend  how they were feeling , one of the many meaningless courtesies people say to each other everyday. For some reason, Fred decided to actually tell me; I was so horrified I had to avoid him for the rest of the day.

Jump

I was afraid of the high dive, I knew the only way I’d ever do it is if I ran and jumped so that I’d have no choice. I fell forever, it was awesome, but I hit the water with a skin peeling crash and sank further and further. My feet touched the bottom so I pushed off and swam towards the surface, wishing halfway up I’d taken a bigger breath.

Sororities

For years they’d been a plague on the Earth posing as positive social interactions. But we all knew the truth, which is why when President Julia Adams took office, she outlawed all fraternities and sororities. the entire country celebrated when it realized that the true face of evil had been removed from America.

Sororities

For years they’d been a plague on the Earth posing as positive social interactions. But we all knew the truth, which is why when President Julia Adams took office, she outlawed all fraternities and sororities. the entire country celebrated when it realized that the true face of evil had been removed from America.

No One Gives It To You, You Have To Take It

I saw the black sports car drive down the street, I wanted it. I picked up my bat and smiled as the driver parked nearby. Two minutes later, it was mine. 

It Was Only A Kiss

I never expected it to have that kind of effect on me, I didn’t want it. A friendly kiss from her altered my whole world. Now, I couldn’t sleep because I had no idea how to contact her.

Can’t I Just Be Your Son?

Everyday after school I went to basketball practice, when I got home I’d drill with my father. He said I was gifted physically and that if I worked hard everyday I might be able to make something of it. Finally, one day I begged him to just be my father and not my coach, I’d need the lessons a father could teach me much longer than anything I could ever learn about sports.

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Nobody Kills You But Me

I looked through the binoculars, peering through the jungle at the terrorist prison camp. Through the guards and behind closed doors was Sterling, my best friend. I’d been tracking him down for six weeks. I’d killed 17 people so far, and sold all of my possession to fund the search. It had changed me more than any experience in my entire life.

I took a deep breath and crept towards the prison. I threw my last two grenades and killed the guards outside. Diving through the window, I drew my Magnum and killed another two who were torturing Sterling. I woke him up.

“Pat, holy shit. You saved me.”

“Of course I did. I hate you. I couldn’t let someone else kill you. Nobody kills you, but me.”

I Can’t Stop

“God, I hate him. He’s the worst person in the world. I hate him with the power of 10,000 fiery supernovas.”

“I don’t understand why you hang out with him,” Cheryll said. “Everytime you come home you rage about him for 45 minutes. I’ve been listening to you complain about him for 9 years. Just stop being friends with him.”

I looked at Cheryll, baffled. “What? I can’t stop being friends with him. Don’t you understand? I know everything about him, I’ve been friends with him for two decades. He inspires me. He makes me who I am. He’s the most important person in my life, that’s how much I hate him. Without him, I wouldn’t be me.”

That night, Cheryll packed her bags and left.

The Empire Strikes Back

The rebels had their chance. The United States Federal Army had held the ceasefire for two solid weeks, knowing that the rebels would take this opportunity to attack.

They did their best, struck several strong blows. But now the international community was firmly on the Army’s side. They fully supported Emperor Carters plan to crush the rebellion, which had been his plan all along. 

Now, the Empire would destroy their enemies with horrifying chemical weapons, with the blessing of the world. All because the rebels couldn’t hold their fire during the temporary peace.

Fitness Tracker

I thought back to the days when I would write down my workouts in a notebook or use fitness tracking gadgets for fun. Now, everyone, literally everyone in America uses a high-tech gadget to track their activity, food intake, and key body statistics. We don’t do it for fun anymore, we do it because the government says we have to; everything about our health is forcibly tracked and measured and the feds use this information to assess our taxes and penalties. #ObamasAmerica

Cash On Delivery, Dead on Arrival

The assignment seemed odd to me at first. The client wanted a truly perfect assassination. A murder so horrible it would on forever, and yet so perfectly crated that it would never be solved. Even stranger, the target was a seemingly normal suburban writer.

But, they were paying me millions to complete the mission. I moved into the suburban Maryland neighborhood to get closer to the target. We became friends as I learned everything about his life. My plans for the most horrible murder in history continued, but the client kept making more demands.

Years passed and my friendship with C.D. continued. I went to his wedding, he was godfather to my son. To the outside world, we were best friends. Until finally, the client approved my plan.

The assassination was truly beautiful. Terrible and disgusting in every way and worthy of a 20 year friendship.

My Gift to the Masses

I found myself with a $50 giftcard to an entertainment store called F.Y.E.; normally I wouldn’t shop at such a heavily commercialized store, but I managed to find some good music there. After checking out I had $1.48 left on the card and I had no intention of ever returning to its florescent lit aisles. So, I gave it away, I gave it to the world by placing it outside the store and walking away.

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Robot UA32 part 3

He had never understood the human need for games, but after hitting those people with the car, he understood. From then on he made a game of running over defenseless people, 1,000 points per hit. By the time the car was wrecked from all the impacts he’d accumulated almost a million points.

The End… or is it?

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For Your Entertainment

I was on stage, desperately seeking some form of meaning by entertaining complete strangers. Some were clearly sickened by what I was doing, and yet they weren’t leaving. Others laughed at my very real pain.


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