Things that SELF-DESTRUCT: modern landmines, high-security data storage devices, artificial intelligence undergoing cognitive dissonance, ice cream cones.
My father leaves fruit in his wake whenever he visits. He is the fruit king and I am the loyal subject.
"Daddy, how do you peel pomegranates?"
"Well there are many techniques."
"Ok but what do you do?"
"Well I take my shirt off. And then I take my undershirt off."
Later, as we drive past a strip club, I imagine the farmer's daughter striding onto the stage: "For my next routine I will peel a pomegranate!"
"What are your fitness goals?"
"Open jars by myself."
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My name is Nasreen Yazdani. I used to write micro essays, one-liners, and other small, lighthearted things. Most of them were funny.