The Ring of Gyges, Part 1

I. WHACK! WHACK! WHACK! Seymour Stackhouse was disciplining his son Adam under the watchful eyes of his wife, Beth. Adam was lying in the prone…


Show Your Work, Pattern IV: Recognition of Patterns

Arnold got an Uber home expecting to see himself evicted, but it turned out that somebody had paid his rent. His car was also sitting in the parking…


Show Your Work, Pattern III: Bad Luck

Arnold had just finished lunch at a local steakhouse when he was pulled over by the police; it was not just one police car, but what seemed like at…


Show Your Work, Pattern II: Good Luck

One Wednesday afternoon, Jackson asked Arnold if he would help him move some tables on the weekend from the local used furniture store to the center…


Show Your Work, Pattern I: The Ordinary World

"It is allowed on all hands that there is no known connection between the sensible quantities and the secret powers; and consequently, that the mind…