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The Gardener

Kneeling in the flower bed, Amanda tore open the seed packet to reveal a single, small misshapen brown sphere. Turning the packet over, she read the hand written instructions on the back: "Plant deep. Water well..."

Work

Work, oh work.
I'm just not a big fan,
I try to avoid it whenever I can...

The Unfortunate Camera Phone

Tom was excited after buying his first camera phone. Unfortunately, as he would soon discover, learning to how to use it in the city park during lunch hour was probably a mistake.

Surprise at the ATM

I went to the bank today to see how much money I had in my long forgotten life savings...

I Like Potatoes

"I like potatoes," whispered the angry young man as he slowly heaved the sack of potatoes above his head, towering over the unconscious farmer before him...

The Jumper

What happens when an apparently simple ledge jumping doesn't go quiet as expected?

A Visit from the Fat Man

Once upon a time, there sat a very fat man atop a hill. He looked out toward the town lying below him and licked his lips hungrily...

Marta's Spaceship

Find out why Marta has a spaceship in her garage...

Who Loves Ya, Baby?

It's easy to hate. All we need to do is find a group of people who are somehow different from us, and start blaming them for it. It is nothing to be ashamed of; every civilization has been doing it since we realized 'civility' could be measured on a sliding scale.

Foolproof Plan for Happiness

I'm working on a plan that will enable me to fall in love and live happily ever after...

Movie Script: Attack of the Monster

What better way to break into Hollywood than with a good, tight script? Admittedly, this particular script is not a full length feature film quite yet, but I think from this compelling snippet you can see where we're taking it.

Eight Legs Waving

It was about a week after moving into my new apartment when I noticed a large spider living in my bathroom, and at our first meeting I tried to flush her down the toilet...

George vs the Door

"George looked at the door handle and licked his lips. He knew what was on the other side, and he could barely contain his excitement."