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Katie was surprised to find just one gift on the coffee table. Normally, her parents would never refuse her requests for a mountain of birthday presents. She felt as if she were being penalized for turning fifteen. She shuffled dispiritedly toward the lone offering.

The first thing Katie noticed about the box was the tape. Never, in the history of gift-giving, had her parents ever used so much of the stuff. She looked for her mother's unique tuck fold and sighed in disbelief to find that the whole cube appeared to be covered with shreds of previously used gift wrap, held together with all that disgusting tape.

"They must be trying to confuse me," Katie allowed a spark of hope that the real gifts were hidden elsewhere.

How prescient …

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I shuffled the deck. Ambient light enveloped the foggy mist obscuring the landing. Misfortune floated up the steps, Sword in hand. In the distance, I could hear the weeping and gnashing of teeth. I peeked at the next two cards. The Devil and the Tower. What to do?

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I'm having a lot of fun with the funny women on my blogroll. I was thinking about how cool it would be to have them all together for some kind of party. Can you imagine what that would be like? Trouble is, everybody is so busy these days. So I just kept the idea in the back of my head until …

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