The 100 Word Stories Podcast

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Most people use trackpads or wireless laser-mice these days, but I insist on using an old-fashioned mouse with a ball in it. Of course, the ball accumulates grime, and I have to clean it out. Not just so that I can control the mouse, but also prevent the grime from coalescing and achieving …

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Back in high school, I tried out for the school’s marching band. I wasn’t good at any traditional marching band instrument, such as a trumpet or tuba or slide trombone. I couldn’t even learn how to beat a drum. “This is going to be impossible,” said the band director. “You’ll need an impossible …

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A werewolf bit George. Now, George is a werewolf. He does his best to maintain his condition. During the full moon, he locks himself in his basement with raw meat. It’s very expensive, but his insurance company covers the cost. They didn’t at first. Luckily, he lives near an executive with the …

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People ask where my wickedness came from… I’m not sure, but there’s one day that clearly stands out in my mind. It was the day the fair came to town, and the big, ugly brute at the ‘Try Your Strength’ machine laughed in my face when I asked for a go. “This is a man’s game”, he said, “not for weak …

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It’s not easy to write about something different and new every day for over ten years. That’s why I made a set of writing dice. Each face has a different word on it. I shake the dice in a cup and pour them out. Then, I look at the words, and I let my imagination run free. Sometimes, the ideas come …

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Welcome to the 100 Word Stories podcast at oneadayuntilthedayidie.com. This is the Weekly Challenge, where I post a topic and then challenge you to come up with a 100 word story based on that topic. We’ve got stories by: Charlie Lacrosse Richard Lizzie Jeffrey Tom Jon Norval Joe Duane Planet …

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Hi there. This is Laurence Simon of the 100 Word Stories Podcast at oneadayuntilthedayidie.com. The topic of the next 100 Word Stories Weekly Challenge is Vibration Want to give it a try? Write an email to isfullofcrap (at) gmail.com with the subject line of WEEKLY CHALLENGE. Include the following …

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Sylvia cheats on her taxes. She’s been spending time with Mary’s taxes. She finds them exciting and romantic. After all, Mary’s got all those deductions and investments, while Sylvia’s on a simple fixed income. “It’s complicated!” indeed! After the fling with Mary’s taxes, Sylvia found a couple on …

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Back in grade school, there was a contest to see which class could collect the most Campbell’s soup can labels. My brother took the labels from all of the cans we had. Mom got mad because she didn’t know what was in each can. My brother blamed me, and despite my denials, I got spanked. In the …

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The Vorcent arrived in our solar system centuries ago. They’ve been quietly mining the asteroid belt for construction material and fuel. Only now, we’ve been able to detect them. And, I suppose, launch rockets that might pose a threat to them. So, they sent a delegation, introduced themselves, and …

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Because of the weaker gravity, it’s easier to run a marathon on the moon or Mars. However, neither colony has a single corridor or tunnel that allows for proper marathons. Running a marathon on a treadmill isn’t Kosher. And you don’t want to run that distance outside. So, instead, both facilities …

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Ted was always telling Alice to go fuck herself. So, she went ahead and did it. She pulled off Ted’s head, put hers on Ted’s body, and fucked herself. Right before she came, she realized that she wasn’t on the pill, and she hadn’t put on a condom, either. She panicked, pulled out, and made a sticky …

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Welcome to the 100 Word Stories podcast at oneadayuntilthedayidie.com. This is the Weekly Challenge, where I post a topic and then challenge you to come up with a 100 word story based on that topic. We’ve got stories by: Charlie Lacrosse Richard Lizzie Serendipity Tom Jeffrey Norval …

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Hi there. This is Laurence Simon of the 100 Word Stories Podcast at oneadayuntilthedayidie.com. The topic of the next 100 Word Stories Weekly Challenge is Vibration Want to give it a try? Write an email to isfullofcrap (at) gmail.com with the subject line of WEEKLY CHALLENGE. Include the following …

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The Big Bad Wolf huffed and puffed, but he couldn’t blow down the house made of bricks. So, he tried to sneak in through the chimney. The pigs placed a pot of boiling water in the fireplace, and the wolf fell into it, and he died. The Council Of American Islamic Relations accused the pigs of murder …

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The doctors all wear white coats. And white pants. And white shoes. And white top hats. They carry white gloves and canes. And they dance down the halls of the hospital ward. The nurses dance with them, as they go from patient to patient. The white sheets. The white walls. The white …

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Pastor Pete says that if you lose your mittens, you should check the Lost and Found. What about my virginity? one girl asks Pastor Pete. If I lose an argument, will it be there? asks a boy. The whole class got in on the act, and Pastor Pete told everyone to shut up. “This isn’t philosophy class,” …

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At work, the bathrooms have sensors on the faucets. All you have to do is hold your hands in the sink, and the water flows. Take your hands out, and the water stops. I know I’m tired when I hold my hands under the faucet at home, and I wait for water to come out. “Oh,” I say to myself. “I’m at …

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First, scientists sequenced viral RNA. Then, bacterial DNA. They worked their way up the evolutionary ladder. The Human Genome Project sequenced all of the DNA in a human cell’s nucleus. Decoding the sequence into genes, traits, and mutations was the hard part. But, with research and testing, …

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Welcome to the 100 Word Stories podcast at oneadayuntilthedayidie.com. This is the Weekly Challenge, where I post a topic and then challenge you to come up with a 100 word story based on that topic. We’ve got stories by: Charlie Lacrosse Richard Lizzie Serendipity Tom Jeffrey Norval …

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Hi there. This is Laurence Simon of the 100 Word Stories Podcast at oneadayuntilthedayidie.com. The topic of the next 100 Word Stories Weekly Challenge is Vibration Want to give it a try? Write an email to isfullofcrap (at) gmail.com with the subject line of WEEKLY CHALLENGE. Include the following …

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Instead of asking whether chickens or eggs came first, people should ask whether tomato soup or grilled cheese sandwiches came first. I think it was the grilled cheese sandwich. And for centuries, people would go around, dipping their sandwiches in things, searching for the perfect …

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Marionettes hate puppets. Dolls hate marionettes. Action figures hate dolls. Toys hate action figures. Robots hate toys. Drones hate robots. Androids hate drones. And I hate them all. What am I? I’m human. The last human. Before, life was good. I watched it all from my puppet-boy shelf, the shelf …

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Ted runs the coffee shop. Every Thursday is Coffee Adventure Day, when he brews coffee from all around the world. You can get a flight of coffee, and as you sip them, he’ll tell you the story of each coffee. Mary runs the tea shop. Every Tuesday is Tea Adventure Day, when she brews tea from all …

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When I booked my last vacation flight, there was a checkbox for buying carbon offsets. It was only a few bucks, so I checked it. The next thing I knew, FedEx was dropping weird black bricks off at my door. “Here’s your carbon!” the deliveryman said. And he made me sign for them. At first, I didn’t …

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