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You Become a Cartoon Fox

The moment you become a cartoon fox, you feel a warm fluidity to your bones. You look down at yourself and discover you are wearing a scarlet vest and orange pantaloons, bouncing through some neon green field. You think, “I’ve never looked good in red,” and the thought itself appears above you in a puffy cloud. You are dimly aware of a change overtaking you….

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Sink or Swim

“Why are they having all that awful fun?” Louisa hissed, standing before their hotel window overlooking the pool. Hands over her ears, she could still hear sharp screams of pre-pubescent pleasure, slaps against the surface of the pool, parents yelling, some with slurred voices. She flicked off the light and threw herself down alongside Everett. Unmoved, he sat quietly on the glossy blue quilt. Sinking…

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