Dandelions

written by Chris Stanton

Jake Cooper needed a place to think things over, so he left Sheila passed out on the sofa and called his buddy Paul McBride to ask him for a ride to the junkyard. Jake told him that he had gotten into a scrape with the Datsun and needed to find some parts. Paul always drove into the city on the weekends to visit his infant son, and he said it would be no trouble to give Jake a lift. 

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The Underachiever

written by Chris Stanton

Thanksgiving rolled around, and Ted Mulchowsky decided to drop out of college.

He was from a coal mining town down in West Virginia that was so barely there, you could drive from the Dairy Queen at the north side of town to Dusty’s Bail Bonds at the south side, holding your breath the whole time, and you wouldn’t even pass out. Ted had tried it, twice.

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