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The necklace had been passed down for generations; though sometimes it was a ring, and sometimes a bracelet. It changed for each person with no obvious pattern. It didn't seem to possess any other magic.

On my 18th birthday, the family gathered around to see what form it would take for me.

"My word!" My grandma exclaimed.

"I suppose it's technically a ring," her wife reasoned.

I slipped the brass knuckles on.

They fitted perfectly.

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Today was a good day. Yes, very good. Many new things found! A thimble. Some plastic beads. A couple of copper coins. Carefully, she added them to the little pile and sat back, twitching her whiskers contentedly.

Yes, her hoard was starting to look good! It already filled her little burrow. Happily, she climbed onto the pile of tiny, shiny treasures and lay down, coiling her tail around herself.

Drifting off to sleep, she dreamed once more, of being a dragon.

#microfiction

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[Meme reads: Don’t forget to check on your strong friend so they can lie about how they are doing.]

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Checking out some radio data from NRAO's VLA for the first time. Not sure I'll come up with something worthy of entering the contest in time, but here's 3C346, a pair of interacting giant ellipticals with a kinked jet. Also a lensing system.

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APOCALYPSE EPIPHANY

If you are reading this, you are likely to survive everything that's going on. Your chances are the best that any human being has.

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"Excuse me, I am a time traveler but my machine malfunctioned, so I'm not sure when I am."
"It's 2020."
"Which year of 2020?"
"What do you mean?"
"Ah, so this must be the first year of 2020."
"Oh. Damn."

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A spaceship landed. Its door dilated. A robotic arm extended. It held a face mask.
"Take this to your leader."

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One of the wildest things rn is seeing (right wing) libertarians standing up for the police state like bro... bro... your libertarianism starts with being able to say slurs and ends when people don't want armed agents of the state to kill black folks?

Beauty Exists Though it Can Be Harder to See and Recognize in These Times

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A knight rode up to the tower.
"Fear not, fair princess," he called, "for I have come to save you!"
The princess looked down from a top floor window.
"What wonderful news!" she said. "You have a vaccine?"
"A what?"
"So I don't have to self-isolate!"
"No, but-"
"Then I'll stay."

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"As the challenged party, you may choose the weapon for the duel."
"I chose forgiveness."
"That... That is not a weapon."
"Can it hurt people?"
"I guess, if the forgiven is petty, but-"
"Then it can be a weapon."
"But how do you intend to win?"
"Who says I intend to win?"

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