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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.

Spring Cleaning

I looked at the shelves full of useless junk I had accumulated, you know all that stuff we buy and then form weird emotional attachments to? I decided the quickest way to rid myself of it was all at once. So, I burned the house down, there, no more clutter.

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Super… Girl part 6

When Kara entered Jessica’s neighborhood she slowed down to a more manageable 45 MPH, her tires still screeched around the corner as she turned onto Jessica’s street. She was right, Jason was assaulting Jessica right there on their front lawn; Kara gunned the engine as she saw Jason get on top and put his hands around Jessica’s neck. Jason never saw Kara coming as she ran the last few feet up to him and kicked him in the face over, and over… and over.

to be continued…

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Robot UA32 part 2

Driving out of the industrial city in a car he’d stolen, Robot UA32 was jacked directly into the vehicles mainframe so that he could control it electronically - without manipulating the steering wheel or pedals. Seeing so many humans walking on motorized sidewalks gave him an idea. Turning the wheel slightly he drove off the road and accelerated; there were so many humans and none of them could flee the sidewalks thanks to the guardrails, UA32 drove overtop of hundreds of his former masters.

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Smashing Pumpkins

Craig used to love Halloween, it was by far his favorite holiday, nothing else came close. Over the years he watched it get taken over by amateurs and heavily commercialized; the whole thing made him sick. It was supposed to be about monsters, demons, scaring people, the occult etc, not dollar bills; that’s why Craig finally snapped this year and destroyed every Halloween decoration he’d accumulated over the last 30 years.

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We Take What Is Ours

I formed the gang at first to protect us from the thugs in school, but over the years our bond became strong. We decided to forget about society’s bullshit rules, it’s all a sham to keep regular people down anyway. So we removed ourselves from society’s bonds, we took what we needed to live, we took what was ours, and if they ever tried to stop us they’d be in for a fight.

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We Take Only Ourselves

“We take only ourselves,” that’s what my father said to me. At the time I thought he meant we should get to the shelter as quickly as possible, leaving all our possessions, let them burn in the nuclear holocaust. I realized later he meant to leave everyone else behind and… dispose of them if they try to get in our shelter.

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Super… Girl part 5

Kara had spent years in and out of support meetings for battered women, that’s where she met Jessica. Kara didn’t understand how or why, but she knew Jessica was in danger - knew Jessica’s bastard husband Jason was beating her right now, at this exact moment - that’s why the needle on her cars odometer was pinned to 130 MPH. Kara was racing to Jessica’s house before it was too late.

to be continued…

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