Self-Driving

She had an illegal app that gave her the coordinates. She entered them in the control panel of the self-driving car. An alert said, “We are sorry, but we cannot drive you to that location.”

She thought that might happen, so she entered the closest location to the electrified border around the city that she could. She’d heard about a way to get through to the outside using a tunnel. It was her last hope.

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Blueprint

I used that app that turns everything to a blueprint to compare the faces. I could see similarities in eye shape, forehead shape, and chins. Without that comparison they looked nothing alike. It was a mystery how they found each other after all being adopted by different families, but the facial match was unmistakable. Now on to DNA tests.

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Toxic

It’s not so easy to get toxic people out of your life. Especially if they work near your cubical. There’s one guy who comes back from lunch and talks about the strippers at the bar where he eats. There’s one woman who complains about her life endlessly. I hate being within sound range of these people but don’t know how to get away short of quitting a job I need.

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My Best Friend

My best friend has many good qualities that I admire. But one quality stands out above all the others. She never complains. About anything. So many people bitch and complain about everything in life and in the world in general. Not her. She’s always cheerful, helpful, and doing her best.

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Laughter

Male laughter came from the subway car when the doors slid open. A Muslim woman ran out of the car and crashed into me. My coffee flew one way and my briefcase went another. I picked up the woman, my briefcase, and my vente-sized trash. The woman was in tears so . . .

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Coffee Maker

Okay, so I invented a new coffee maker. It’s attached to an IV tube and it brews coffee at 98.6 degrees F, which is transferred directly into your veins for 10 minutes before it’s necessary to rise from the water bed I invented yesterday. These two wonderful inventions used together are sure to get your day started right. Order both now and save 10%. Guaranteed delivery within 2 days.

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Water Bed

Okay, so I invented this water bed. It’s a regular bed but it’s floating in ice water. So when you’re plagued with night sweats you can drop a wrist or a foot in the ice water to cool down. The outside edge of the water bed would be towels, so you wouldn’t get your sheets anything but sweat-drenched.

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Gulp

I’ve been gulping my glass of iced coffee as quickly as possible, but I regret to announce that I am still not quite alert and my eyes don’t want to focus. This means I am unable to open the safe for you, despite  your insistence and the knife at my back. Perhaps you are willing to let me have one more coffee. Surely I can rob this safe for you by then.

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Midday Chardonnay

I knew why she insisted on a midday Chardonnay. She was bored. Her life bored her. There was nothing to do alone in her house. If she had a tipple at lunch she would nap after. Take up a few hours. Break up the empty day. Then one day . . .

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The Dance Class

The ad for the dance class said you didn’t need to have a partner. Everybody welcome! So I went. There were 18 women and 5 men. The extremely, flamboyantly gay young man leading the class said, “No problem! Women can dance with women!”

That was how I met the love of my life. She let me lead during the dance class and I led her right out the door and into my heart after it was over.

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