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FFftPP: Trapped

The millionaire eagerly accepted the curse of immortality. He buried his parents, his siblings, his friends but shook away that sickening feeling inside. He never married. He repeatedly told himself that no one was ever good enough, but deep down … Continue reading

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FFftPP: The Real You

His shoes were there but where was Jim? An anxious Sarah searched for the little boy she was  babysitting. Tearing up, she suddenly heard the doorbell ring. Thinking that the Martins had returned early, she opened the door to find … Continue reading

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FFftPP: What Will Danny Do?

“It was really dark last night but I’m sure this is the place I saw those floating lights,” said Benjamin. Danny and Joey followed him across the wooden bridge to the abandoned shed. “If we find aliens, we’ll call the … Continue reading

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FFftPP: Family Matters

This time Jamie insisted on getting a parrot. His overworked mother sighed and gave in. When Henry got a month off work and returned home, an excited Jamie showed him Kiki the parrot. Darlene shrugged when he glanced at her questioningly. … Continue reading

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FFftPP: Gotcha!

Never smile at a crocodile No, you can’t get friendly with a crocodile… Jessie hummed as she stacked the boxes on the veranda. “You know they’re alligators, not crocodiles,” Patrick remarked loftily. Jessie ignored him, as most people around the … Continue reading

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FFftPP: A Very Special Weekend After All

“Not this one either, honey, ” Barbara shook her head as she inspected the room. “It doesn’t look too bad,” said George. “I know dear, but you wouldn’t want to risk anything, not at this stage.” George knew his wife … Continue reading

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FFftPP: For Dad

“Come on Pete,” said Dad smiling, “Give it a shot!” But Peter resolutely shook his head. He was always easily embarrassed when it came to learning something new. Danny ruffled his son’s hair and let it go. He was a … Continue reading

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FFftPP: Circumstance

Her overwhelming guilt forced Eliza to contemplate swallowing a trembling fistful of pills. Her sister should be wearing this silk and organza wedding gown, not her. Jason had been engaged to Lacy for a wonderful five months before the accident. … Continue reading

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FFftPP: The Detective

“Did you bring the shovel?” whispered Al. Ted proudly presented the tool, glinting under the dimly lit lamp. Al slapped his forehead “That’s a trowel, you fool!” “Well, you try smuggling in anything larger than this under the nose of … Continue reading

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FFftPP: Acceptance

Surprisingly, Sunny had waited years for this day. His daughter never really understood why. She watching her father glance impatiently at his watch and gave him a reassuring pat, as he grunted and fiddled with his wheelchair. He spoke little of the war, … Continue reading

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