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Sam Wilson

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250 Twitter-Sized Stories

My @GenreStories count has finally reached 250! You can read them all on my website. Here are the ten most recent:

Domestic Drama: “You are my rock,” he told her. Picturing a trapped arm and a penknife.

Myth: You WOULDN’T steal JEWELS. You WOULDN’T steal GOLD. Taking FIRE from the GODS is STEALING. SAY NO TO FIRE-SHARING!

Myth: Sisyphus sat writing at a desk in Hell. His attention kept slipping to the browser again, and again, and again.

Porn: A chiseled delivery guy appeared at the door. No one had ordered pizza, but the ladies weren’t going to turn down a Deus Sex Machina.

Theology: The world was made in 6 days. On the geological timescale that’s a last-minute rush before a deadline. Which explains everything.

War: “I’ll break you down, and build you back up from the rubble!” screamed the drill sergeant. Which naturally led to some unstable houses.

Sport: The chess grand master found one of his knights in his bed. The next day, he threw the game. The Sicilian Defence never fails.

Spiritual: “You dream of horses every night,” said the guru, and the skeptic became a disciple, forgetting he’d posted that on his blog.

Political: Men with bagged heads were forced to sit through the 1st graders singing Abba. 3 confessed. It was an Extraordinary Rendition.

Business: A few years ago he’d been a simple banker. Now, with champagne in hand, he looked down on the rioters below. From Zero to Nero.

 

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