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Today is the day terrible tragedy will befall multiple different people.

Today is the day one woman will find out her husband is cheating on her. He'll come home late again, and she'll be waiting, with a loaded shotgun.

Today is the day one man will rob a family's home, not realizing the mother and son are still there. Things will get out of control, and he'll stab them both to death.

Today is the day one boy will be messing around with his father's gun and shoot his younger brother.

Today is the day nothing particularly special will happen.

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    Drew Martyn about 5 years ago

    Superb Brandon. I love the link between "terrible tragedy" and "nothing...special" - that last sentence hits with a real power. Great drabble.

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    Brandon Sutton about 5 years ago

    Thanks!

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    Elizabeth O. Smith about 5 years ago

    Awesome story! It was really compelling and a, sadly, true commentary on the way we take such tragedy as mudane happenings.

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    K.Z. Morano about 5 years ago

    all too real... sadly. excellent drabble.

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    Brandon Sutton about 5 years ago

    Thanks to you both!

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    Bryan Thomas about 5 years ago

    Just an average day, unfortunately. Welcome to our crazy planet. Nice drabble, Brandon.

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    Brandon Sutton about 5 years ago

    Thanks!

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    Horrorshow about 5 years ago

    Brilliant closing line and as a whole, a ringing endorsement for gun control.

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    Brandon Sutton about 5 years ago

    Thank you!

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    D.M. about 5 years ago

    'Like the twist that takes you back to the title. Amidst all this tragedy, it is easy to complain about a boring day...

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