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The Cutest Dragon

This is Norman. Norman is a dragon. Norman wasn’t like other dragons. Norman wasn’t scary. His friends all had horns, or scales, or long, spikey tails. But not Norman. Norman had cute, fluffy feet. And a cute little nose. And big yellow eyes. His spikes were soft and fluffy. Bright spots dotted his belly and […]

Career Day

“Well that escalated quickly,” Pri said. She sat on the bare floor across from me in our shitty apartment, mugs in hand. We watched the cheap coffee table between us in rapt attention, where most of a law textbook had grown. Only the last inch was left, still wriggling out of the wood. The wood […]

Carnival of Farts

“Oh my god, Alli, I can’t believe you missed tonight, it was the best!” Alli’s roommate Becca flung herself down on the couch. Alli didn’t even look up from their laptop. “I was busy.” “Busy being boring. That paper isn’t due for like four whole days.” Which meant Becca hadn’t touched it yet and would […]

Hero Day

The bells in the towers rang out through the kingdom on the first anniversary of evil vanquished. From behind reinforced palace walls dripping with spikes and arrow slots, the queen heard music drift up from the town. “The townspeople celebrate our success,” she said offhandedly as her dresser laid out the day’s finery. “Yes ma’am. […]

At the Edge of the World

At the Edge of the World Dave thought it was a Tuesday when the stranger came. He’d tried to keep track, but it was hard. He was certain he’d missed days in his counting. There was no work week without civilization to insist on it. The world was gone and the only time that still […]