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The Art of Loneliness — a short story

January 14, 2018

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“Breaking up is hard to do.” — Neil Sedaka “We need to talk.” “Uh-oh.” “I just can’t keep doing this.” “This what?” “This! Us!” “Sounds like you’re breaking up with me.” “Well … I guess that’s … Yes, that’s what I’m doing.” “Why?” “Because, I’ve told you, I get antsy. There are things in this […]

The Old Person in My Wallet

December 10, 2017

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   Several years ago, an old guy got into my mirror. He looks just like me except much older. It’s always a surprise: I walk into the bathroom, expecting to see my 30-year-old self in the glass, and instead I stare into the eyes of an elderly man. He looks, I dunno, like a retired […]

Quippy on the Run

November 5, 2017

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Are you listening? Are you LISTENING?!? … Of course not. — Quippy We received in the mail another set of Quippy’s irresistible political one-liners, and we’re proud to publish them here. Still, we asked him why he didn’t bring it into the office as he usually does. Quippy replied that he’s “traveling around the country […]

God Gets a Makeover — a short story

October 22, 2017

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I was a stranger and you did not invite me in . . . — Matthew 25:43 “Have you met Jesus?” “Beg pardon?” “Have you accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior?” “Um … it’s on my to-do list.” “I’m serious. There’s still time, you know.” “Until…?” “Until you’re judged.” “By…?” “By God. If you […]

The Transporter Problem

October 1, 2017

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There’s no assurance that by copying every last thing in your brain, you’re going to wake up and say, ‘Here I am!’ You wouldn’t wake up inside the computer — you’d just be dead. — Michael Shermer The Star Trek transporter doesn’t move you around; it kills you and replaces you with a perfect copy. […]

Brain Replacement Surgery — a short story

September 24, 2017

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I would be glad to know . . . whether, when my brain has lost its original structure, and when some hundred years after the same materials are fabricated so curiously as to become an intelligent being, whether I say that being will be me . . . — Thomas Reid Since you asked, the real […]

Buzz Kill — a short story

July 30, 2017

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Nobody can hurt me without my permission. — Gandhi These days, every time I watch a TV drama where the hero hooks up with a young woman and they retire to a bedroom and start undressing and groping, inevitably — invariably — the guy asks, “Are you sure you want to do this?”  The young […]