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Tetris

"He watched the yellow tiles on the wall move down and stack together to make lines. Building around a hole he would never crawl out from." More

The Last Time I Saw Chet

"You always think you will know when it happens, but you don't. When you fall apart, when all your abilities to manage, navigate, and remedy are rendered worthless." More

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As I Hear the Rain

"She had / Never understood my fascination / With the smell of dirt and fertilizer / Trapped in rows of rotting wooden benches." More

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Tiny General

"We ate into our stack of chips with all this, bro. We need to make some money. I'm going to need your help." More

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Outcasts

"They weren’t perfect, but they did their best at parenting. I never doubted they loved me." More

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A King of Infinite Space

"Power comes from influence over life, over movement, which the immovable do not do except with fear and shadows to drive those things away from them." More

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Parole Reform

"Prisoners must have a mode in which they can challenge the state’s actions in parole decisions. Any system that cannot be held accountable is an unjust system." More

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Geode

"Randy picked up a geode—a black, gnarled rock, sliced open to reveal a crystalline pocket within—and turned it over in his hands." More

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Rogers Park: Area 52

"Mankind waited our whole history for something amazing like this to happen, then it does, and in my own back yard no less, and it may as well have… More