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Miss Misery

Strains of Elliot Smith in the apartment; she listens to the iPod through its bluetooth speaker, and wanders around, putting things back where they belong. It’s like cleaning up after an earthquake. 484 more words

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Day in the life of...

Say something

No
pleasant music.
No
bright lights.
No
comforting warmth.
No
one around,
except
for the thin girl
curled
around
herself
to give the illusion… 892 more words

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Boston, one year later

We’re leaving for Boston soon (nice try, creepy burglar people, but we have a housesitter and trained attack kittens) and I’m so excited. Friends I haven’t seen in years, research for my novel, the always heart-filling fun of watching Spouse run a marathon. 439 more words

Child Wrangling

Aftermath

She spent the better part of three years doing nothing more than trying to wake up. Abandoned by everyone, everything she’d known, left to gather dust in the institute, the AI her only companion, and it only answered the necessary questions. 297 more words

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Where we're bound to end up...

She leans her head against the wall, feeling the slipsoft scratch of tangled curls between scalp and surface. She frowns, and reaches up, now and then, to touch, but her hands are muffled, and the gesture is halted partway there, at any rate. 187 more words

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ITA Caused at least $1B in Damage

EXTREME CLIMATIC EVENT
SUPER CYCLONIC FORCE
MASS EVACUATIONS
MAJOR DISASTER
CATASTROPHE ZONE DECLARED
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Cyclone ITA affected 1,000km of QLD Coastline

Damage from Super Cyclone ITA has been estimated at $1bn, after the massive cyclone hit the Queensland coast near Cooktown in Queensland on Friday. 134 more words

Global Disasters

Wishes

Somewhere, somewhen, near a corner of 42nd and 8th, some kitty-corner blocks from Times Square, in the midst of Hell’s kitchen, with buses, cabs, trucks, and cars rolling by, hundreds of people pounding the pavement, walking by, looking at the ground, looking at the sky, the side of a building breathes. 246 more words

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