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‘Two Sentence Stories’ Category

  1. Diet

    December 14, 2011 by Mathew Ferguson

    She began eating organic foods in order to make herself healthier. She ended up with worms.

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    Rating: 6.3/10 (10 votes cast)

  2. The Bachelor

    December 13, 2011 by Mathew Ferguson

    He was old, single, and never able to keep romance afloat for long, so everyone assumed he was secretly gay. The truth is, he was just really bad with women.

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    Rating: 6.4/10 (12 votes cast)

  3. False Modesty

    December 12, 2011 by Mathew Ferguson

    He had an intense fear of appearing conceited and took great pains to make light of his accomplishments or to avoid discussing them altogether. At first, she confused this with modesty and found the trait endearing; but eventually, she recognized it as the height of arrogance: he must believe himself to be a living miracle, given the amount of time and energy he expended in convincing people it was not so and worrying that his presence in the room might make them feel small.

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    Rating: 6.2/10 (6 votes cast)

  4. The Duel

    December 11, 2011 by Mathew Ferguson

    All his life, he resented being born in a Catholic town in a Catholic country. Things came to a head when he sued the local parish priest, challenging him to prove the existence of God.

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    Rating: 3.4/10 (5 votes cast)

  5. Wasted Pages

    December 10, 2011 by Mathew Ferguson

    He read a book by an author known as the “Great Listener.” He was disappointed to find her reputation founded on the fact that she had nothing coherent to say.

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    Rating: 7.7/10 (7 votes cast)

  6. Benefits

    December 9, 2011 by Mathew Ferguson

    The disease he contracted was not life-threatening, but it scared him enough that he turned his routine upside down and dramatically altered his diet. In the end, that brief scare and the changes it prompted added ten years to his life.

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    Rating: 7.2/10 (9 votes cast)

  7. Perspective

    December 7, 2011 by Mathew Ferguson

    She used to dread going to the dentist and having her cavities filled. But after she fell ill and had surgery in the hospital, the idea of a quick, simple shot of Novocain seemed like a joke.

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    Rating: 5.8/10 (10 votes cast)

  8. Resignation

    December 6, 2011 by Mathew Ferguson

    He worried about her sister and pleaded with her a million times to end the affair until he finally realized that it filled some void, some need that she had. He knew she wouldn’t stop until it appeared to her that this no longer satisfied that need.

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    Rating: 7.1/10 (9 votes cast)

  9. Sweet Nothings

    December 5, 2011 by Mathew Ferguson

    He charmed her by saying unusual things like: “You and I are like a block in a logic game, we have to go together.” They were so un-romantic that they felt genuine, whereas the tried-and-true romantic lines she’d heard so many times before from other men always felt forced and contrived.

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    Rating: 6.7/10 (9 votes cast)

  10. Sharing #2

    December 4, 2011 by Mathew Ferguson

    When she went down in the world, she was not surprised to see her circle of friends diminish; but she was shocked when her fortune changed, and the same thing occurred. Some friends who could commiserate with her in the roughest of times couldn’t seem to bring themselves to celebrate with her when things were good.

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    Rating: 6.2/10 (6 votes cast)

  11. Condescension

    December 3, 2011 by Mathew Ferguson

    Once, during a discussion about neurons, he laughed at her and said, “You’re such a victim of Time Magazine!” That was the end of the affair.

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    Rating: 4.5/10 (6 votes cast)

  12. Concessions

    December 2, 2011 by Mathew Ferguson

    She married a man obsessed with hunting and camouflage. At the wedding reception, they cut open a groom’s cake in the shape of a deer head.

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    Rating: 4.5/10 (4 votes cast)