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The First Encounter

Bang! Bang! Bang!

We spilled out onto the street to watch as the fireworks exploded, welcoming the new year....

Aminta Miller
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Seriously? Is my *dog* pregnant?

Years ago I was a receptionist at an animal hospital. I received a call from someone with a very strong French accent....

Caroline Stone
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Scream, whistle, & blow. Please madam.

Some 20 years ago, back when getting your own phone landline in Brazil was a small luxury, a friend of mine finally bought hers and was wrapped. ...

Juvencio Santos
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This is a place for "byte-sized" stories and there is a 1500 character (about 250 words) limit for two main reasons. Firstly, we want you to know that "War and Peace" isn't required to leave your mark. Secondly, it takes about 2 minutes to read each story meaning you can head here whenever you want a quick (and entertaining) read.