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Party

“This is Chuck Klosterman filling in for Steve who-the-fuck on CNN. As you can see the from the scene behind me chaos has erupted on the Senate floor. Newsroom, this is the epitome of a pizza party gone awry.” Advertisements

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Closed

Closed. Not a word generally considered ominous but when it’s written on the airlock leading to the last escape pod it takes on a bit more sinister undertone. There was a whoosh. Update: formerly connected to the last escape pod.

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Word Duel: Cue Ball

I’ve waited my whole life for a movie like this to come along. No matter how it turns out, it’s a huge victory for my people. This movie is going to raise awareness for their struggles. But It’ll be more … Continue reading

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Word Duel: Extinguish

Standing over the smoldering ruins of my bed, fire extinguisher in hand, I knew my relationship was over. It wasn’t her screaming obscenities at me, or the rhythmic cry of the smoke alarm in the hall, or the white residue … Continue reading

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Word Duel: Harp

“It’s basically the same thing,” Jill insisted, pushing the harp into Ginny’s hands. Ginny pushed it back. “Is not,” she protested. Beyond the curtain the murmur of the audience was growing louder. “I play the ukulele. Badly.”

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Word Duel: Yawn

The drill sergeant slammed his fist on his desk and screamed, “the next person to yawn is going to wake up on the other side of his face!” The recruits agreed, he hadn’t been the same since the accident.

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Word Duel: Voice

“You’re going to die here. You know that?” the man’s voice was a deep base, thick and syrupy, like warm blood ran in the words themselves. I could feel them on my skin when he spoke. They seemed to brush … Continue reading

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Word Duel: Steamroller

“Get over here right now. It’s done.” Mike didn’t even say goodbye. He slammed down the phone and ran to Jim’s apartment. when he got there Jim was waiting for him. “Let me present my greatest invention to date. It’ll … Continue reading

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Word Duel: Sweater

Today, we’re going way back. This story comes from the word duel that started it all.  “You and your fucking turtleneck,” Mikey said, as he punched the cement wall.

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Word Duel: Rectangles

Rectangles. They’re everywhere once you know to look. But once you start looking there’s no stopping so if you care for your sanity at all, I advise you don’t. But if you care about the truth than keep listening. Just … Continue reading

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