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Edmunds Discovery [Jul. 22nd, 2005|07:03 pm]
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One of the World’s Shortest Stories:
Edmund’s Discovery
Edmund’s car wouldn’t lecture him when he forgot to buckle up. The instant teller’s cryptic note implied his PIN number didn’t exist. The motion detector above the supermarket door refused to notice him. Troubled by these developments, Edmund sat in his empty apartment and thumbed reluctantly to the obituary column. “I’ll be damned.” He said. -- Paul Tucker
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[User Picture]From: bfes86
2005-07-22 05:25 pm (UTC)
that can't be a fun thing to read about in the paper...
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-07-22 05:47 pm (UTC)
Right? I hope I don't ever read that. That'd suck, yo. ;)
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[User Picture]From: dawrightvariety
2005-07-22 05:34 pm (UTC)
that's nifty!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-07-22 05:48 pm (UTC)
Haha. I don't think he'd agree...
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From: kiwioverture
2005-07-22 05:56 pm (UTC)
If you think about it, he'd probably still be able to withdraw cash from the teller machine for a while. Someone would have to notify the bank that he'd died.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-07-22 06:25 pm (UTC)
I imagine if there's an obituary someone probably all ready did. Probably had some relatives eager to get their hands on his cash.
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[User Picture]From: fireghost
2005-07-22 06:19 pm (UTC)
Haha - I died two weeks ago! I was astonished that someone else even had my rather unusual name - indeed, had been given it 50-odd years before I got mine.

My namesake had caused me trouble once before. We'd been to the same ultrasound clinic.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-07-22 06:27 pm (UTC)
Oooh. I'm sure you weren't happy to see them go, but now at the dentist they won't be wondering why your dentures are in such good shape and permanently attached to your teeth, right? :)

And did you send a card?

Bet it would have reeeally messed with whoever read it. Probably for the best you didn't.
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From: m_buggie
2005-07-22 07:28 pm (UTC)
Aw, that story makes me happy and sad all at the same time. Imagine actually waking up dead one day and not realizing it? Yikes, not a pleasant thing to figure out, I would think.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-07-22 08:22 pm (UTC)
Totally. Definitely makes me think about what that would be like... Maybe I've seen too many movies.
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From: thedude05
2005-07-22 08:02 pm (UTC)
That guys just so incredibly awesome with his mishaps, and hijinx and adventures. Amazing guy.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-07-22 08:24 pm (UTC)
Edmund? Or Paul Tucker?
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[User Picture]From: breakingbeauty7
2005-07-22 10:34 pm (UTC)
how do you not know that you are dead?
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[User Picture]From: fireghost
2005-07-23 05:28 am (UTC)
Is that 'Into the West' by Yulia? Or is Into the West a band?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-07-23 09:34 pm (UTC)
Neither in fact.

It was the mini-series Into The West, which I might say, though more depressing then Schindlers List, very accurate, and well done. Kudos to Speilberg.
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[User Picture]From: ill_be_asian
2005-07-23 01:30 pm (UTC)
haha hmm thats interesting
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-07-24 12:19 am (UTC)
I liked it.
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[User Picture]From: lynphoenyx
2005-07-26 07:09 pm (UTC)
I've heard longer versions..still good story though. I love little twists. and I wonder, does the guy really think he's damned? That had to be said purposely not just as a common saying.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-07-26 09:44 pm (UTC)
Well, it's supposed to be one of the "worlds shortest stories". ;) And I don't know. Could go either way I suppose.
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[User Picture]From: silent_despair
2006-04-11 01:04 pm (UTC)

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Well, I've seen no previous mention of this, so I'll tell you this:
This is actually a very common length for short stories, because many people (myself included) practice writing via the "55 Word Story" method. And, this story has 55 words (Yes, I counted.)
I'd show you one of mine, but I've a feeling you'd not be interested.
By the way, I'm adding you.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-04-11 08:00 pm (UTC)

Re: -

I'm DEFINITELY interested!!! I love reading peoples stories, especially the shorter ones, because then I know I will. That may sound mean, but I have a kid, and have a short attentionspan. ;) I get easily distracted when things get into a number of chapters and such. :) Why do you think I wouldn't be interested? And you're added back, of course. :)
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