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The Lettuce Collector

She explained to me that produce was essential to progress. “Science?” she would say. “Show me science on an empty stomach!”

Farming was her calling. Everything else, she said, didn’t really matter.

A twist of fate brought me, undeserving, through the famine, left alone to carry her message of life.

TIM SEVENHUYSEN: The Door at the End of the Hall

There was a door at the end of the hall.

No one knew where it led. Some said a bathroom. Some said a secret cellar. Some said France.

Only one man claimed to know the secret.

He died in a car accident. No one asked very many questions after that.

This story was based on a title suggested by @C_h_a_s_e_y.

THICKE AND EDGELOW 7: Beset on Every Side

They stood back to back, gripping their handguns nervously, surrounded by a leering ring of well-armed henchmen.

“We’re so going to die!” Thicke sputtered, his eyes clouding with tears.

“Hush!” commanded Evan Edgelow. “No one is dying tonight!”

He paused, looked around, then grinned eagerly. “Ok, I take that back.”