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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The Least She Could Do

She apologized. It was the least she could do. But she felt guilty. She wanted to do more. She decided to put her money where her mouth was and donated $100,000 to Planned Parenthood. While it was a great idea, it simply made the people who were offended by her even angrier.

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The Missing Fountain Pen

When he realized the fountain pen was missing he cursed his vanity. Once again his need to feel special had backfired on him. He knew he must have left the pen at the scene of Bert’s murder. His very expensive and monogrammed pen. A pen easily traced to him. How was he going to explain this?

Please use the open space below to share your first 50 words on the topic “the missing fountain pen.” Thanks to Claire for today’s prompt.

Steak for lunch, but there are no knives

Living with him was like being inside “Twin Peaks” or some bizarre place like that. He would do things like serve steak for lunch, but there were no knives. Or he would climb up in the attic and turn off the water heater every night so there would be no hot water for morning showers. I had to find a way to escape.

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Warm winds

Warm winds flapped at DC O’Hara’s windbreaker as she knelt beside the body. She looked up at the pale and frightened woman who found him. “Did you touch anything?” she asked.

“No,” the woman gulped. “I mean, he’s obviously dead. I dialed 911 and got away from him.”

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