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Geek of Geeks by
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Prompted By Weather

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I perused my small, kid-targeted weather book (maybe even a Golden Book?) ‘til I cracked its spine.
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A Demon Seed? by
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Prompted By Genealogy

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The schout whereupon demanded that the defendant "shall be punished as a tumultuous and seditious person . . . "
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Won’t You Stay My Neighbor? by
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Prompted By Neighbors

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[T]he Fosters' marriage was the second for each. Seems that there had been an "exchange" at some point earlier such that two couples had simply, shall we say, reorganized.
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Low Noone by
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Prompted By Boredom

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She'd wed seven crashin' bores before
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Vichnaya Pamyat* by
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Prompted By Moon Landing

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But for me [the moon landing] came with an equal dose of profound sadness.
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Beach Readers by
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Prompted By Beach Reads

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. . . it looked to be some form of ritual, the Shunning of the Water
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O Say Can You See? by
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Prompted By Fireworks

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[T]he slack mainsheet clipped the corner of my eyeglasses . . . neatly somersaulting them off my face. And into the lake.
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Untruths and Consequences by
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Prompted By Honesty

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I discovered that those key staff members I had interviewed had withheld documents and flat-out lied to me, to my face. People I knew and trusted.
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The First Shall be Last by
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Prompted By First Dates

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There is something liberating about a “date” when, from the outset, both know that there can be no future.
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Downtown, Everything’s Waiting for You* by
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Prompted By Shopping Local

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Two department stores. All sorts of other downtown fixtures – jewelers, women’s fashion, men’s stores, Army-Navy, hobby shops, and a Woolworth’s.
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