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How I Saved the World

I was standing quietly at the edge of the forest, holding a ‘borrowed’ glass of stolen scotch in one hand, and a cigarette in the other.  Suddenly, I heard a loud rustling sound. Fearing that it was my Dad, come … Continue reading

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The Making of a Superhero

Photo courtesy Ted Strutz “Doctor, our son, Bruce, loves bicycles.” “Lots of people love them, that’s no reason to come to a child psychologist.” “Well, we are forced to buy him a new bicycle every year.” “He outgrows it that … Continue reading

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The SOS

We picked up the distress signal at 1100 hours. My ship, HMS Andersen, of which I had been the Captain for almost 10 years now, was patrolling the Baltic Sea with a crew of 254 able and highly-experienced sailors. One … Continue reading

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The Only Thing That Looks Good On Me Is…

“Let’s go, we’re already behind schedule,” he said. “I’m not ready yet,” I replied, “I need white flowers to put in my hair, they look dazzling on me.” “WHAT?” he cried out, “Where will I get them from in this … Continue reading

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The Rejuvenation

He was more than a tad bit nervous, and feeling rusty on top of that. He’d not left home in months, and now, they expected him to perform in front of a live audience. “My day in the sun should … Continue reading

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The Party Animal

There were four people on Jignesh’s list of invitees for his grand party. It was the first party that he was ever hosting for his colleagues, and if things went according to plan, it would also be the last, for … Continue reading

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The Case of the Missing Ring (Astute Ayesha Mysteries #1)

“Hello, Astute Ayesha Detective Agency. Our legendary lead detective is busy on another case. Please leave your name and number and one out of our 50 dashing detectives will call you right back,” said the mechanical voice on the phone. … Continue reading

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Of Close Relatives in Faraway Lands

  What you see above was the culmination of a long and eventful journey, literally to the end of the world. And boy, was I relieved. But let me start from the beginning (a very good place to start, as … Continue reading

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The Miner and the Princess

  They were two bodies but one soul. He was poor, just a miner, who worked in her father’s diamond mines in Longyearbyen, Svalbard, the northernmost town in the world. She was a princess, daughter of the Troll King, no … Continue reading

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