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The World According to Bender

It was odd, thought Bender, for him to be waking up so early. Had it been twenty years ago, he would be rushing out the front door with an overflowing briefcase in tow, silently swearing that one day, he would … Continue reading

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3-5: Pandora’s Box

The cake was made of memories. Each twist of the icing, each impeccably placed letter, each twinkling candle sang of a different day, a different teenage emotion. It was rather difficult to sort all of the years out. While she … Continue reading

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3-4: A Chat Over Vodka

In ancient times, man learned through active studies. They conducted much research, and often they were their own test subjects. The experiments were generally on Tuesdays. They were often done to determine man’s relationship to some wild creature or the … Continue reading

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3-3: The Saddest Elevator

Even the most avid wedding goer would have declared it a sorry mess. From the sparsely decorated living room, to the grand meal of macaroni and cheese, ending with the chosen location-the Belues’ apartment, the wedding was sure to have … Continue reading

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3-1: City Eyes

  The whole city smelled funny. Vodka, scowling, realized this as the taxi screeched to a halt outside a tall, brick apartment building. With the opening of the car door, a distinct stench of antidepressants and rosebud perfume washed over … Continue reading

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Brokeconomics – Part One

The year was 2006, and sequestering the impoverished had never been so easy. Not a champagne glass had to be lifted, not a manicured finger pointed. The poor did it themselves these days. A single, self conscious man with a … Continue reading

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2-8: The Boy Who Waited

Winter had melted into spring and brought upon many of nature’s most glorious inventions. Weeds swarmed on the outskirts of the front lawn. The hedges threatened to conceal the windows. A bird had shat upon Bender’s suit as he’d been … Continue reading

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2-7: The Media Monster

Murder is a very touchy subject. A double murder is doubly so. It is considered the most sensational of crimes, particularly when paired with other heinous activities. Robbery, arson, and line cutting are among some of its most popular partners. … Continue reading

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2-6: Apocalypse Incoming

There are a great many things to be said for alcoholism. It numbs the troubled brain, provides a good deal of fun for a short duration, and is a valuable excuse to take an abundance of aspirin in the morning. … Continue reading

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2-5: Intergalactic Tourism

Hospitality is often said to be a great attribute of the citizens of Pleasantview, sneaking in before their promiscuity and after their excellent home brewed beer. This rumor is fact to all who read It’s Always Pleasant in Pleasantview!, a … Continue reading

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