“Five Years Later (Confession of a Bad Pet Owner)”

“Five Years Later (Confession of a Bad Pet Owner)”

By Shawna Peete,

I’m finally living out Audrey’s dream of living in a house somewhere that’s green. I’m going to turn the dining room into a library, build an abstract walkway to my front door, plant sunflowers near the edge of my front lawn, get a picket fence, and buy one of those sleek fridges that dispense ice-cubes.

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The Predictive Test Experiment

The Predictive Test Experiment

BY DAN HEIN

The following is an experiment trying to use predictive texting to tell stories. Every experiment starts with a word that is typed in, and every word after that is selected via predictive texting. All attempts are made to make a complete sentence, and potentially a complete story, that stands out on its own. The attempts themselves are self-contained and do not have any relation story wise to the others.

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Checking In; Checking Out

Checking In; Checking Out

BY ANDY NALEWSKI

“I’ve come so far…” Delete. Who the fuck am I kidding? I have no idea how to start this paper. What’s significant? What’s important? I can’t remember anything anyways. I already wrote about the one time, the big one. I could turn that one in and say it’s new. Can I do that? Is it plagiarism? Can one plagiarize oneself?

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Confidence Shattered

Confidence Shattered

BY TAVA HOAG

It was there for the longest time, and then vanished

Children speak their minds with not a care in the world

They see the truth and expose it for all to see

Where did it go, this audacity and confidence so bright it illuminated all our secrets?

When will it be back and why did we let it drift from our growing fingers in the first place?

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