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people say i’m crazy

“This day will never, no matter have long you live, happen again.” — Naomi Shihab Nye — You’re headed back to the front lines of the war tomorrow. There’s only one solution: Make a run for it. It’s easy to … Continue reading

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mister pants, part 21

Ordinary life is pretty complex stuff. — Harvey Pekar — In the end, we’re all ventriloquist dummies, Mister Pants realized. We repeat what we’re told while hoping our heads don’t fall off. He had read a story about why this … Continue reading

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mister pants, part 20

Orville drifted off and awoke several times throughout the night feeling tense and confused. He knew now why people often had trouble sleeping when they felt terrible. It wasn’t a punishment; it was a defense mechanism. Doom stretched across eight … Continue reading

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mister pants, part 19

The message came down from on high. Everyone should wear a mask in public to prevent the spread of the vermin, the CDC said. Salazar dutifully presented the advice of the nation’s health protection agency, then noted that it was … Continue reading

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mister pants, part 18

We are falling down down to the bottom of a hole in the ground — mr. john prine 3 a.m. was always the hardest. During the day, Mister Pants would alternate between pretending things were normal, going for his daily … Continue reading

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