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Deathmatch 2011 – Quarterfinal 1

Quarterfinal 1 | Quarterfinal 2 | Quarterfinal 3 | Quarterfinal 4 | Semifinal 1 | Semifinal 2 | Final

Daniel Perry vs. Colin Brush

The Expiry Dates By Daniel Perry

My eyes flit from Ron to the corkboard on his wall, just long enough to think What has to go wrong in a man’s life? When does he decide that opening a Giant Tiger store is a good idea?

And he says: “I should hire you.”

My eyes flit back.

“Uh, pardon?”

“Why should I hire you?” he repeats. Tiny beads of sweat form under my shirt. Did I just hear what I wanted to hear? Is that what I wanted to hear?

Read More | Final Votes: 47%

Free Therapy By Colin Brush

‘I’m in therapy, you know,’ is the first thing that comes out of Ellery’s mouth while lying across my bed. Her fingernails are bitten down far enough that they must have been bleeding and she didn’t take off her dirty sneakers before hopping onto my sheets. ‘It really helps. But I don’t want my parents to think they were right so I’m giving my shrink the silent treatment.’

‘I see,’ I say, chewing on a pen cap. There’s a pad of paper on my lap but I have no idea whether or not I’ll use it. Ellery just showed up at my house and told me she needed to talk.

Read More | Final Votes: 53%