818: How Pencils Find Love

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife. -Jane Austen The pursuit of romantic relationships is one of the most complicated and emotional processes to which human beings can submit themselves. The inevitable pitfalls, difficulties and nuances involved in the…

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780: A Fine Education

Dr. A. Heyerdale Mecklenberg VII was professor of linguistic interpretation and alternative theory at the prestigious Chicago Societal College of Arts, Literature and Philosophy and 73rd street. At least, that was what he claimed. In reality, of course, he was the front man for an international diamond smuggling ring run out of Budapest. Dr Mecklenberg…

Bible Stories #17: Nice Try, Darcy

There was once a man named Manasseh who no sons to inherit his fortune, but five daughters. His daughters names were Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah and Tirzah. Anyone with a passing knowledge of Jane Austen will be fully aware of how this story is supposed to go. The oldest daughter winds up with a fellow…

712: Love, Love, Love!

The following piece of spoken word poetry should be enunciated with enthusiasm Love it! Love, love love love! Love! Love, love love it! Love I love, love, love it! Love! Love, love! Love it love! Love! Photo by Ashley Williams on Pexels.com

704: A Great Poem

A thought I can’t containIn my half a brainmay be a thought worth thinkingalthough it cause painBut I don’t wanna think itCause thinking is my baneSo I guess I’ll sink itand send it down the drainCause thinking equals stinkingso from it I’ll refrainand keep on being lazycause it don’t cause a strainI think this poem…

697: Half You Need Is Love

This song may be halfway there, but is seems unlikely that it is living on a prayer. Love, love, loveLove, love, loveLove, love, love There’s some things you can do that can’t be doneSome things you can sing that can’t be sungSome things you can say but you can learn how to play the gameIt’s…

683: The Adventures of Sure-Lock Homes; Part II

Not every Sure-Lock Home boasted such powerful pedigrees of crime stopping. One such house, nestled into a quiet neighborhood to the south of London, hardly saw a crime in its entire existence. At least, not until Wednesday November 4th. On that night, Jeremiah Wilkers murdered his wife. It was a quiet, peaceful murder. Nothing much…

674: Boyfriend Has Different Credit Card

Dear Adeline, I have this really terrific boyfriend. He’s thoughtful, and considerate, and he cooks me food. All of this is great, but I’m starting to have some concerns. It started when he ordered an ice cream for me at the dairy queen. I noticed that he used a mastercard, but I’ve always used visa.…