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Fascinating Friends – DJ Pendeja

When I was small, I started to notice and enjoy the presence of what most people consider pests. Flies, bees, crickets… Creatures who quietly moved into my kitchen or pantry without any consent to speak of – only to meet their demise when the siren raised by my mother ushered in the bottom of my father’s shoe.

At one of these raids, I was drawn to the dutifully trailing army of little black soldiers,

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Scaffold as Cold as Gdansk – Jonah Howell

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Krzysztof shivered at a crossroads, specifically that between Johannisstrasse and Papendiek, though it may as well have been eight or even nine streets that converged on him, for all the difference it would make. He shivered and was stuck: He craved, but he could not manage to crave in any particular direction. An orange umbrella to his left, presumably before a bar, emblazoned with beer steins,

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Through the Screen Door – E.W. (ꈍᴗꈍ)

Okay, okay, I admit to being wrong. I admit it only insofar as a Miss Peggy Drew admits to not responding to not three or four or even five ( ! ) of my text messages that I sent when I was deep in a love sickness that she, Peggy, was the most definite cause. Because, because — was I ever unreasonable? I don’t think I was ever unreasonable.

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Billboard – Charlie Chitty

“No, I think we’ll forgo the starters and go straight to the mains.” Robert said, with an impish smile which Sophie nervously returned.

Robert Carrington had put himself off of the dating market at some point around the summer of 2009 due to health reasons. Something never felt quite right in his head about it.

But now, seven years later,

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