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The Many Worlds Theory 
by Philip Walford

THE DRIVE HOME from the lab, long and slow, affords him the chance to think that just as a man's life informs his work occasionally it informs his aggressiveness in negotiating clogged lanes. He drives defensively on a freeway blotted with cars like a strip of sequencing gel, having noted in the past that over a long enough stretch, luck is evenly distributed across lanes.
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Nagelvoort by Chris Raia

They would all crowd around the water cool and talk about him. It was how they spent their breaks. That poor Nagelvoort, they’d say. The guy just can’t catch a break.

“Did you hear the boss go on him this morning? What do you think he did this time?”

“Same shit, different day. You name it, he probably did it. He’s a nice guy, but let’s face it, Nagelvoort sucks.”

“He really does. He means well, but he’s just the worst.”

“Hey, go easy on the fellow. His marriage is falling apart just in time for Christmas.”

“Ocean, you’re an ocean (or ref# LD23e38411)” by hi(y)per-b===z%-7, the author of Syllogies of Roman Outbuildings In the First Century BC and other notable titles.

Fuck, what a day for cleaning.
\…get the place all nice n spruced up,
from time to time, your obsolescence….
Synthetic planes and best of wishes
scrawled repeatedly across a vast slushy void of calling cards
…House proud and dust free.\
……. but you’re never really dust free