Category Archives: SMACKDOWN

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Friday Smackdown: The Explode Moment

4 days ago

Crisscrossed, chased and blown by dust blasts that passed the shot of air into her legs as she sprinted by the launch ports, finding enough of the spot-haired lox’s mane…

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Friday Smackdown: Ramp the Beat

3 weeks ago

“Pops a’ribbon,” he says. That’s all the cantankerous old turtle could muster once squeezed from the hole by his tiny titmouse nemesis. They could both dance, but the agile legs…

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Friday Smackdown: Knuckle Crunch Cocktail

4 weeks ago

Torn into a small notch, the ribs fell, knocking against other fragments, until the light and pellets of dust scattered thin. Noise drifted through the chamber, wide open now, except…

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Friday Smackdown: Fire the Catapults

1 month ago

The push was hard. The gear, a chunk of wood that twisted with the strain on the oars. We pushed, wrapping the length of squirrel tails every tighter around the…

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Friday Smackdown: Roofline Blues

1 month ago

When going along the shingled edge, busy with squirrels and dried paths of slugs, it’s best to recall the times that you fell, the lava below, the conch shell you…

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Friday Smackdown: Uproot the Crabapple

2 months ago

Tilting, he was a wobbly chap! His ears flopping with each hop. Why I recall the time he uproots an entire crabapple grove with one paw and the twitch of…

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Friday Smackdown: Speckle-throated Platypus

2 months ago

Sometime when you’re scrubbing the back of a venomous, speckle-throated platypus, you’ll notice its legs start to contract until the entire animal is a perfectly spherical fur ball with a…

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Friday Smackdown: Lungs of Dust

2 months ago

The tips of ears twitched as the ground trembled and rolled. Folds of colored stone approached as if breathing days of old. And it was for, from the lungs of…

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Friday Smackdown: The Teeth and Fur Were Lit

2 months ago

The lenticular chasm of shifting light made the fur around their teeth jump even closer. There were waves of them. Chirping as the foraged upon the bodies. But wait, these…