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How to Kill a Rogue Yard Gnome, Part 3 of 4

Notes: a.)    Part I can be read here. b.)   Part II can be read here. c.)    Sorry, I meant to do this in three installments, but this one was getting long. d.)   For the best reading experience, assume all of the continuity gaffes in … Continue reading

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How to Kill a Rogue Yard Gnome, Part 2

[Part I can be read here.][Note: this story is also being posted on my website Tao of Loafing.] Five nights ago, as the sun sank below the horizon and the glow of vibrant colors faded, we three were visited by a … Continue reading

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7 Rules of Writing from a Recovering Social Scientist

1.)    Writing is always and everywhere an act of communication. Behave accordingly. [a.k.a. the MASTER RULE from which all subsequent rules flow] 2.)    While there is an inherent tradeoff between clarity and precision of writing, write with as much clarity … Continue reading

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Mind the Glass House

“…he’s such an idiot. He said he was from Kansas City, KANSAS, and so I say to him ‘why do you say KANSAS. What the hell other state would it be in?’” “Missouri.” Lenny Watts said without turning from a … Continue reading

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Fight in 108

A hammer-fist careened down onto the man’s shoulder and it sent a shockwave through his body, taking the wind out of him. Still, when the thug shot a kick out at the man’s gut, the hapless victim managed to jump back. Unfortunately, the … Continue reading

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Late in 50

The kimono-clad lass scurried with quick tiny steps. Her cotton-clad feet moved silently over the lacquered wood floor. She was tasked to alert the Prince that the enemy was inside the walls. She found the young Prince lying akimbo in a … Continue reading

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