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Category: Relationships/Family

Coming of Age
Tim Hanson

The Touch

John inherits The Touch from his grandfather. 'Don't abuse it like I did, kid.'

 
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Coming of Age
David Phelps

Martin’s Flood

Martin’s father takes him swimming in the river. He’s disappointed that his sister and her friend will be coming along too.

 
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Humour
Ray Carns

Yes You Can

No good deed ever goes unpunished, as Walt discovers when he lets a strange woman share his hotel room.

 
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Humour
Bob Beach

The Reunion

Luke finds out at his 20 year reunion that Darby Willette had a crush on him in high school. How different his life would have been…

 
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Relationships/Family
Rudy Koshar

Emcee

Jack's elderly, difficult, mysogynistic, judgmental, bigoted father volunteers him to be Emcee of Jack's High School Alumni Variety Show.

 
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Realism
Brittany Smith

One Month Sister

Clarice's parents take in a foster child. She's only supposed to stay a few weeks, a month at the most.

 
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