ALL OF THESE ARE NOTHING: (24k) "Each thing hostile / To every other thing..."
OVER THE CARPET: (28k) cleaning as a team project, and the end of a seventeen day silence.
MERE RIPPLE: (15k) not a real ending of course, nor even a beginning.
USELESS BEAUTY: (16k) grace and virtue fade into stupidity.
MIXING MEMORY: (10k) reality and dreams never blend quite right.
SYNECDOCHE: (11k) synecdoche: a figure of speech in which a part of something is used to symbolize the whole.
SMOTHERED JOY: (12k) it's not easy being the stepping block to extinction for your own species