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What Are Friends For? — a short story

April 2, 2017

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“We need to talk.” “Uh, okay.” “I’m leaving.” “What, you’re moving?” “No. I’m leaving you.” “You’re leav— what? What do you mean? What did I do?” “Nothing. You’re fine. But I have to leave. I’ve … I’ve fallen in love with someone else.” “Someone else? Wait, don’t do this. Let’s talk about it.” “It’s over. […]

What Are the Odds?

January 28, 2012

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People don’t always think clearly about the odds. We worry about asteroid strikes but are many times more likely to die from a heart attack due to all that greasy food we eat. We fear our kids will be kidnapped by online strangers but they’re vastly more apt to be harmed by someone they know. […]