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Are your enemies to defining you?

Schadenfreude: pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others. A quick fill-in-the-blank exercise if you will: Vikings/Packers fans are __________. Republicans/Democrats are _________. Public/private sector employees are ______. Union members are _____. Rich/poor...

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Story Starters (for adults) I

2:00 a.m.. Waiting for clarity, John glanced down from the steam softened image in the mirror to a sink full of whiskers and the letter outlining the exhilarating debauchery of this night.  He closed his eyes.  It was the letter that did it. Decision made, John...

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The Mysterious Mr. Ridley

Meanwhile on a Horror Writing Discussion Forum Name:  Ridley Date/Time: 3/12/2001 8:23 pm Subject: RE: The Course Body: Give Up Your Day Job and Stick To Writing.  It's not often I tell someone this; after all, most non-published writers (and especially those who've...

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The Course

MEMO DATE: 1/8/00 TO: Sandy Gruber, Human Resource Manager FROM: Stan Francis, Vice President—Division Operations RE: Performance Review for Daniel Peters, Plant Manager—Socket Assembly Ms. Gruber: I am writing to explain to you the performance review packet I have...

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(opens door, but just a crack . . .)

. . .and a draft escapes, rank and stale: the breath of a dead man.  Sunlight slips in like a bright knife through a dead fish. Then, a gaunt figure.  A pale grimace.  A wet rattle as his purple lips, cracked and bleeding, slip into a snarl.  Yellow teeth fill...

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To tell a good story . . .

"Rationalism and doctrinairism are the disease of our time; they pretend to have all the answers. . . In view of all this, I lend an attentive ear to the strange myths of the psyche, and take a careful look at the varied events that come my way. . . Unfortunately, the...

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