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Ad stories Round 1

The following ad stories represent our first experiment with placing stories as Google ads. They were ultimately displayed a total of 91,264 times in both Google searches and on websites where Google ads appear.

FAMILY GRAVEYARD

The bodies by the river are under
quarried rock. They elude me.
by Jennifer S. Cheng


 

THE WORLD'S FATTEST WOMAN

When I saw her lazy in the tub 
I thought “This woman enjoys life.” 
by Christine Crutchfield


 

SUBJECT TO MONITORING

I.T. hasn't turned him in yet 
because he's so fun to watch.
by Holly Gorski


 

THE HISTORY OF THEIR LIFE

Look at me—he said—this is always
what you get. So she tried harder.
by Kristin Abraham


 

THE SPIDER

I saw a seven-legged spider trying
to climb a wall. I gave it a hand.
by Stephen Moles


 

RAY DROVE THE HIGHWAYS

after the war. Late at night, moon 
shining down, rain, whatever.
by Barry Basden


 

MAIL ORDER

That guy with the Reindeer sweater?
He has the hottest wife of us all.
by Lorri McDole


 

SECRET ADMIRER

Hopeful, he forwarded the casserole 
recipe and waited for her reply.
by Codie Leiker


 

THERE IS A SEASON

She planted tulips on his grave.
They came up for years. Then not.
by Paige Sinkler


 

JOANNA WENT TO THE MALL

Happy, she sighed. Her back fat no
longer raged against the polyester.
by Codie Leiker


 

AFTER JED HUNG HIMSELF

God resurrected him: the same life 
but fatter & bald. He tried again.
by Justin Maki


 

EVER SINCE THE ACCIDENT

they had to let Lena do whatever
she wanted. No matter how dreadful.
by Catherine Lacey


 

DOWNLOADS

The weight of guilt crushed him 
‘It’s not stealing’ he whispered.
by Cath Murphy


 

THERE IS NO SOUND.

Her ear is on his cheek; his chin
scratches against her shoulder.
by Rachel Kinbar