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I don't know who started this absurd game. But ever since I was old enough to participate, this was the Christmas ritual: each guest had to tell an extraordinary story about him- or herself, true ... [+]

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Lynx

André Page, ago

McGregor lifted his tired eyes toward the immense sky filled with gods, demons, and winds. In the distance, a flock of gray geese was about to be swallowed up by a huge black cloud. Loneliness had ... [+]

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Dearest, I have to tell you a secret. I have stifled my emotions for so long but I can no longer silence that which persists in tormenting me. I had not thought to tell you because it can come to ... [+]

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No Problem!

Thimul, ago

We’d been walking for two hours and I had had my fill.
All four of us were advancing in single file and we had not stopped climbing. At the beginning I had put myself second in the line, just ... [+]

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Lecture Hall B

Akely, ago

I listen absent-mindedly to the radio reading out the various signs of the zodiac and the ‘predictions’ associated with them. That’s a real girly thing, thinking that such and such a planet can ... [+]

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“I’ve always hated Valentine’s Day. First, because it’s an English invention and I hate the English. And second, because recently it’s become a Halloween-style sort ... [+]

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Afwasmiddel

Veranda, ago

I don’t know her name, but she is really pretty. She rides across the campsite on her bike without ever giving me a glance, with her brother and her Mom and Dad. Well, of course, they’re ... [+]

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Who Knows?

Maïra Richards, ago

“Single girl, prepare to meet the great love of your life under the sign of water, surrounded by red, protected by the number 3 and charged with the energy of the obsidian stone.”
The ... [+]

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The Two Old People

Chantal Sourire, ago

They were my neighbors on the other side of the road. People called them "the Siamese twins."
According to local legend, they had been married for seventy years. No one had ever seen one ... [+]

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