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Although God had clearly outlined His plans to kill 500,000 people in southwestern California yesterday, He must have changed His mind at the last minute.

I hope the FBI is keeping an eye on the fellow who writes the web site to which I’ve linked above, because he makes the Unabomber sound quite sensible. I also hope the FBI is keeping an eye on God, just in case the other guy is right about all the terrorist threats in the Bible.

50/50 Exercise #19: Lead Line: “I knew it was broken when…”

I knew it was broken when she bolted upright and blinked a couple of times. She wiped the back of her hand across her mouth, looked at it, looked at me, and asked, “Who the hell are you?” Before I could answer, she shouted, “Goddamn! I have such a headache!”

I struggled to rise from my kneeling posture by her side. “Your highness, I come—”

“Is there nothing to eat around here? Can’t someone bring me something to eat?”

The servants I’d seen posed around the edges of the room …more