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Ignite, Igniting, Ignition

Volkswagens put a lot of emphasis on safety. It’s good that they do. Be happy your car won’t start. Mine did and the steering column caught on fire… while I was driving. I was just 16 and didn’t know what to do. I pulled into a cheap motel parking lot and hopped out, leaving the […]

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Twinkle, Twinkle

I’m a mortician’s kid. I grew up around dead bodies, playing hide-and-seek in a funeral home. I had chores in the home, too, such as vacuum the viewing rooms. One night, while vacuuming, something seemed to twinkle in the casket. I went to see what it was and it was the woman’s eyes. They were […]

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Lend Me Your Ear

I was just a kid when the Army sent me to Vietnam. A lot of things happened and I just couldn’t tell you why. One of them was that I had this necklace with ears strung on it. I was at a bar there one night and a Marine walked up to me and got […]

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One is Enough

I awoke to a skittering across my back. After jumping around and swatting at my back, I noticed the strange quality of my cat’s insistent meow. She had caught something and was proud of it. I just knew it. I tore apart the room to find it and sure enough, there was a mouse cowering […]

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MOMO

In Missouri, we have a sasquatch creature, Momo, the Missouri Monster. There was a guy I used to work with, a real old guy. He used to live out by Mark Twain National Forest. He was always telling us stories about seeing Bigfoot. He was real serious about it. He had plaster casts of their […]

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Karma

This is a hand me down story. I couldn’t remember who told it to me originally, so I had to track down the source. I got to ask a bunch of my friends and get the same response each time: “Wait. Through a manatee?”  “Yes, through a manatee,” she said when I finally figured out […]

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Ghost Caused the Most

I volunteer at a Civil War historical site. Most of the time I wear a period piece outfit and play like one of the original residents of the house I give tours at. On this particular day, I just wasn’t feeling like it. Thank goodness I didn’t dress up that day. On the first tour […]

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