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Seconds, the first line of a story about mathematical probabilities of life

"As Henry Svendsen was about to die in a hospice right outside Copenhagen, the final half second of his life turned...

Still Alive, the first line of a story about the power of wisdom

"Somewhere along the way, we seem to have interchanged the prospects of not yet having fucked up with the ridiculous notion...

The Conspiracy, the first line of a story about mega churches

"Mika's place of work was, much like herself, unassuming from the outside looking in."

Chef de Cuisine, the first line of a story about the taste of killing

"Not many people know this, but raw lingonberries stirred with sugar and potato tartare goes perfectly with cured cheeks of human...

Frost Bite, the first line of a story about a dark infestation

"That year, Eastern winds brought cold weather and strange creatures to these woods." Canon EOS 70D, EF50mm...

Supply Runner, the first line of a story about community

"It was the same old story; you get released from an isolated game show to learn that the world as you...

Blood and Bacon, the first line of a fable about childhood trauma

"Some pigs, when seeing an abandoned playground in the rain, might reminisce in some lingering and bittersweet memories of their childhood,...

Oxygen, the first line of a story about survival in space

"There are many uncomfortable taxonomies onboard a space station and "respiratory failure" sure as hell was amongst them."