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Everyday Drabbles #283: Death Comes For the Wizard

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When the wizard’s time was up, Death knew that he’d have to get creative.
Magic users had all kinds of cunning little ways to avoid their fated ends. Some used prophecy to avoid injury. Others pulled their lifeforces out and tucked them into safe places. Others made spectral weapons to fight him. He got them all, eventually.
Death opted for the direct approach, appearing in the wizard’s scrying glass while he was in the middle of a delicate alchemical procedure. He dropped the glass in surprise, immolating himself.
It was messier than Death liked, but a win was a win.

Everyday Drabbles #207 – The Inspection

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During the inspector’s last visit, the plant had been a disaster area. He gave the owner an ultimatum: Get the plant up to code, or be shut down.
Now, it was like walking through a different building. It was clean, well light, and gleaming with new machinery. But none of it worked. Everything was top of the line, but nothing fit together.
“What does that pipe carry?” he asked, pointing.
“Nothing, it exists for its own sake,” the plant owner said, beaming.
“What? We asked you to modernize. How is this possible?”
“Well, I did you one better. I Postmodernized!”

Everyday Drabbles: Love and Rockets

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When she began studying engineering, the mean girls started joking that she was going to build herself a boyfriend. At first, she ignored them, but the more she learned, and the more she worked, the less implausible the idea seemed.
She built the prototype, and installed a contained artificial intelligence she got inline. It was important that he be able to make his own decisions, to be able to surprise her.
The whole school was shocked when she showed up to prom on the arm of the perfect hunk. It was awesome.
Until he dumped her for that skank, Becky.

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