1. Empty Nonsense

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Maude’s annual fete was in full swing as Scooter slid into the empty back bedroom with the trepidation of the guilty. He hadn’t been the one who crashed their parents car. Still, the task of returning the keys to their father’s coat pocket had fallen to him by luck of the draw, and regardless of his initial  innocence, this act of deceit, if discovered, would have him bundled off to his Uncles Waldo’s house of nonsense as a lesson to be learned.

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