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Digestion: a Fable

Digestion: a Fable

There were ways to compete against the other carniflora for the hairy, moist morsels of the jungle. Sickly scents that proved fruit was nearby. Drowning rivals of sunlight. Sending vines to strangle acidic gullets, keeping four-legs from falling in.

Though there were better ways. Keep Reading

The Misser

The Misser

Chad sat at the bench in the 72nd Street station with a box he'd gotten delivered to work. Supposedly it had the new MopBot wipes he was waiting for all week. It was a light package, but he'd been holding it since 42nd, so he was relieved to keep it on his lap.

A 2 train came along. Chad saw how all the people were stuffed inside, so he waited for the 3, which would soon dump its contents and crowd the platform further. When the 2's patrons partially pushed out, the cars filled with even more. As the doors closed again, a fellow with an orange shirt and corduroy pants ran to try and slip in. Chad watched with a little grin. He called these poor, time-unlucky folks the Missers, and though he always hoped they'd make their train, the light schadenfreude of the moment was a treat. Keep Reading