Stories tagged tv

Touching Candy Taylor

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But you know what? You give yourself a fall back plan, you fall back. Not me. I am shooting for the stars and rising high. Next week, I start filming my first feature film. I get to play Tommy Lee Jones’ sexy little stepdaughter. Me and Tommy are g

The Book

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The woman returns from the store with an armload of books. She reads them quickly, one by one, over the course of the next few weeks. But when she opens the last one, the woman frowns in surprise. All the pages in the book are blank. Every single one.

Some Nature Haiku

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The proud, burly tree / Rests on the now crashed TV / Thanks a lot, nature

Watching Our Reflections on TV While We Wait

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We sat in a row on the long couch and no one's legs could reach the floor. Granddaddy took the first one the kid who no one knew and said to us "the rest of you stay put."


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I was good-looking, marketable and ambitious. And that never hurt anyone cracking it big ...


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the door openedhe came inopened the fridgethought of hershe was on the roadbusinesshe grabbed a beerthe tv didn't workhe couldn't watch the news it was snowingshe was gone

The Glitch

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Dear God,Thank you for all of the amazing people you have given me in my life; except for the one, who I'm sure was just a clerical error or something, and whom You are welcome to take back at Your earliest convenience.Yours truly, with utmost Sincerity.PS I am trying…

True Vocation

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After lunch it's vocal coaching: shrieking, screaming, crying Oh-my-God!-Oh-my-God!-Oh-my-God!, panting and face fanning. Next it's ‘situational training', where we pretend to be audience members on real talk shows and practice everything we've learned th

Wednesday Afternoon

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A pebble jettisons against the living room window. Marnella looks out. No one is there. Still, uneasiness gnaws inside her.

Wedded Bliss

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Alaina paced around in the green room. She couldn't believe she had agreed to do this. Her friends had told her it would be an excellent idea. How can agreeing to marry a total stranger on national television a decent idea, let alone an excellent one? "Oh Lain, it'll be…

Life on TV

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The television volume softens in the shadows.

Idiot Box

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You'll get it early. It starts as a simple habit with the daytime, parentally-approved TV shows, merely something to do to fill the time, but it becomes so inexorable that it completely transforms you, infecting you to…

Unreality Television

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I was told, take him round the back and deal with him. I mean, there’s no ambiguity in that, is there?

gravelortian part 5

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papa wants to dance - the future is so bright - feel good all the time baby

Double Vision

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Maybe it’s the cold that has me seeing double. My sister in Florida would probably laugh, “I told you so” as she sips her pumpkin latte in the barely-cold.