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Issue 30, July 31, 2017
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BENDING SPOONS:  A Leap of Faith
Four Micros by Suzanne Nielson



COMPLIMENTARY GUIDES

 

Marie DDS, after a long drought, felt hopeful
about the new America noting that Hilary serving
as Secretary of State would not only reign on the
Republicans parade, but threaten severe wind damage,
along with Al Franken being appointed Ambassador to Israel indefinitely.


 


 

LIKE A MAGNET

Moretta Meineke’s last supper consisted of
six pudding choices.  Meineke managed to make
a mess of things by using her spoon as a weapon,
flinging pudding off its indentation at the cardinal family
eating in a mannerly way just outside her kitchen window. 

Later that evening Meineke was sequestered to solitary
confinement where she used that same spoon to take her life.
 
 

 

 

 
 

 
 
PLUCKING THORNS
 
Reverend Timothy Baakenreturned to the watering hole
to collect sturgeon whiskers before the ice set in. 
At the end of the day he had only samples of 22 of the 23 species, but he felt blessed in spite of this for the pontifical purple sturgeon made his last appearance right before Baaken went under to swim with the school around the bend. 
 
 
 
 
 



WILLFUL BLINDNESS

I can see just fine, Marianna told her husband
through squinted eyes while watching Judge Judy
spank the spunk out of a manicurist with a tattoo of
Bullwinkle on her right wrist.  Marianna rubbed
her wrist before checking its size by
gripping her thumb over the nail of her third finger. 
I’ve lost weight and you haven’t even noticed, 
she said to her husband who was now squinting
at the television screen. 
Yeah, yeah, so you have,
he answered her before leaving the room.
Willful blindness can’t be good, said the judge.