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A small office, an open window

young secretary  sits at a desk,  facing a screen

blue light reflected off her glasses 


Police station

A single officer stands next to wall 

looks out at the street,  smoking a cigarette


Stop sign,  quiet interesection

Calm dog walker with two mixed breeds on a long leash 

reckless energy 


High school theater

last rehersal before opening night 

a fire burns stage right,  but its not real 


The only real flames will be later

small parking lot lighters passed around

a half circle of weary kids










It's that time of year when rain and snow both fall from the sky. Most days, the sun's light is obscured by a veil of clouds, and the world feels grey and cold. On occasion, perhaps once or twice a week, the drizzle stops and the sun shines brightly. Patches of gravel are visible in the driveway, like dry islands in a sea of slush and snow. Birds are chirping again. Some of the people walking around town have shed their winter jackets. Nobody is out in shorts yet. The Spring Equinox has passed,

Of Dead Composers, Dead drops, and That Restaurant That Isn't as Good as It Used to Be

You know that club that used to be cool, that restaurant that isn't as good as it used to be, that show you tune into after it's hopelessly past its prime? Yeah, sure, I liked the Beatles, too, before they became popular. Keep those in mind. But before we get to the dead drop, we need to visit a parlour concert given by my wife,…

News for Noders

March 14th: Pi day.

March 20th: The first equinox of the year.

March 31st: Happy birthday mad girl's love song!

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February 2: Brevity Quest 2023 starts!

February 2: Happy birthday Auspice!

February 2: Happy birthday npecom!

February 5: Happy birthday wertperch!

February 15: Happy birthday Admin to the goo!

February 29: Happy birthday Browncoat!

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January 1: Gregorian New Year.

January 16: National Nothing Day.

January 24: Happy Birthday Silverai_me!

January 26: Happy Birthday Segnbora-t!

January 30: Happy Birthday O-Swirl!

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December 1: Iron Noder ends

December 9: Smallpox eradication day.

December 12: Happy birthday to horacetheclown!

December 18: Hanukkah begins.

December 21: Winter solstice arrives 4:47 PM, EST.

December 23: Happy birthday to Nemosyn!

December 25: Merry Christmas!

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November 1: The IRON NODER CHALLENGE starts today and runs through December 1. It's never too late to sign up, and all writeups get rewards.

November 1: Happy Birthday Zephronias!

November 5: Bonfire Night in the UK.

November 11: Veterans Day in the US.

November 13: Everything2's Birthday.

November 27: Happy Birthday Estelore!

November 24: Thanksgiving in the US.

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