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MAKING AN ATOM BOMB

He decided to take the reverse engineering approach.
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WAITING FOR THE AMERICANS

A father and his daughter. Waiting for the Americans. A very short horror story.
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THE EMPTY CAN

An empty can. Harmless?
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BEELZEBUB'S LAST DEAL

Maybe cousin Ningo invoked the devil. But, if so

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AN ENTRY LEVEL JOB

An entry level job, but you'll go places. Sign here.
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CANNIBAL DAISIES

The lawn was wet with red. The daisies were gnashing each other

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ADDICTION

So I'm an addict, okay, but I honestly thought this was harmless.

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COLORLESS GREEN IDEAS SLEPT FURIOUSLY

"So this is our ranking system," said Chomsky. "As you can see, the highest rank is yellow."

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DO-IT-YOURSELF PRISON STORY

(Note: some assembly required.)

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STATISTICAL EVIDENCE

"Another bloody werewolf!" said Doctor Blix. Where the hell were they all coming from?

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SUCCUBUS STORY

"Yes," she said. "That's right. A succubus. And all I want is just one drop of your blood."

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THE INTERVIEW


Staple was close to running late for the interview, but, as he ducked into the elevator, he figured he could just make it. And then some bastard - there was no other word for it - some bastard

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INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

"Ryan." There was a note of warning in Maple's voice, so Ryan switched off the dzela. Home life. The company believed in it. He'd been told so as the job interview.

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BLUEBEARD'S MAIL

After they married, he told her "There is just one rule. You must never open my mail."

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FREE TRADE

"You agree in principle with the notion that the market must be free," said the alien.

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GETGO AND MAGGLES GIRL

Getgo, he joined the gang, he was one mean piece of fishknife, as we used to say in the Quarter. Shortly after he joined, he took up with Maggles Girl, who was not my kind of

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UNDER THE ALIEN YOKE

When the aliens arrived on planet Earth, one of the first things they did was to

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AFTER MY SISTER WAS RAPED

        After my sister was raped, we put her in the car and drove her through South Central Los Angeles, she in shock by then, not just from the violation but from the knife wounds.

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THE DOOM OF THE ASTERISKS

        After only ten days on planet Earth, the quasi-immortal Edrinavinski were in a very bad mood. Nuking them had been not just militarily ineffective but also, apparently, bad manners.

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THE VOORSOORIAN BRAIN VIRUS

        When the Voorsoorian Brain Virus got loose, the first place it hit was Washington. Ten days later, George Bush invaded Switzerland.

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PERFECTLY ADJUSTED

        Herbie Mint looked like a regular guy, but he was special. He was perfectly adjusted.

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MEETING MY AGENT

        So we get together in this restaurant in the World Trade Center

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MAKING AN ATOM BOMB

He decided to take the reverse engineering approach.

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NEVER FLY ECONOMY

" .... so they shoved the gag in my mouth. Then they pulled the hood down over my face."


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