Stories tagged competition

What People Do With Their Hands

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I said, “If this rose doesn't grow another petal in twenty minutes, I'm burning down the neighborhood.” “Just let it go,” said Paul. “No,” I said. “That's what's happening right here.” “You'll try again next…

A taste of competition

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We called him Mickey Habanero, because he could fill his mouth with the hottest food imaginable, the kind packed with the sort of heat that would melt the gums from the teeth of a novice, all without taking a drink of milk or anything else that would otherwise soothe the…

Pre-Dinner Conversation

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She willed herself to not stare at the shiny trail his finger left in the dust.


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She planned on being brilliant.

Butterfly Man

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Now it was black line, wall, turn, and black line.