Stories tagged flooding

Ineffective Metaphors: File #1

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The Army Corps of Engineers explain the rationale for flooding 200 square miles of Missouri: "It's like having one big fish bowl and then having another fish bowl that can obtain some of the water to draw off of the other fish bowl."

Freeing Annabel Lee

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It drifted into the sea, I say, when you ask me about home. You’ve only known me for a few moments, so you’re not sure how to gauge me. You laugh, and make an Annabel Lee reference. The English teach in me wants to hug you. The New Jersey in me wants


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But she knew what she would find. She knew it all the moment she felt the sticky fingerprints behind the slat of her old oak slay bed. The fingerprints that would only be left from a person grabbing it from behind their head. The fingerprints that she