Wednesday, May 23, 2007


He sat in the examination room, forehead beaded with sweat. It was all of sixty degrees in there, A/C turned up full blast: His perspiration was from nerves, not heat.

He had to decide.

The University’s code was strict. “On my honor, I give my word that I have neither given nor received aid during this examination.” Transgressors were expelled.

Should he sneak a peek at his crib notes and risk getting caught? Could he look at himself in the mirror if he got away with it? If he relied on memory alone, would he fail?

Should he cheat? Or not?

The unnamed protagonist of this story may or may not have cheated...but I for sure did. This story is 101 words long.

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