Monthly Archives: April 2012

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Greetings from the Death Star!

From: Trooper TK526@deathstar2.emp To: [redacted] Subject: Greetings from the Death Star! My last day! Hi!!! It’s my last day! Everyone has been so nice. I am sad to be leaving, but I won’t miss the overtime. Things have been crazy here since we were all

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How To Write A Short Story About Spheres

1. Read other sphere-related short stories. Notable examples of stories about spheres include Whispering Spheres by R.R. Winterbotham, The Crystal Spheres by David Brin, and, of course, The Sphere by Andre M. Leger. 2. Decide what kind of sphere you wish to write about. Is it a mysterious sphere? An adventurous sphere?

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Man in the Mirror

I’m still not sure which buttons operate the zoom function, so I step closer to get as much of the mirror in the shot, and as little of the uninteresting background. For about a minute I see the world through the 72 pixels-per-inch-resolution viewfinder of

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Have you seen this?

The chances are you’ve walked right past one, you just haven’t noticed. I first spotted one back in 1995. It was in my own hometown, and I thought it was quite interesting. I was stunned that no one else seemed to know what I was

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The landmark

No one knew from where it had come. It had simply been there, one Thursday morning when the department’s staff had arrived for work. The somewhat incomplete and damaged sphere had been placed outside the local government office whose job it was to help those

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A Man With Vision

“Salaries are low. New business is low. Morale is low. We cannot do much about the first and second in these tough economic times,” booms Gerald Schwarz, our mustachioed, purple-suited CEO. “But we certainly can about the third!” You can spot those of us who’ve