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One Ordinary Day, With Peanuts

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Do your students enjoy a good laugh? Do they like to be scared? Or do they just like a book with a happy ending? No matter what their taste, our Creative Short Stories series has the answer.We've taken some of the world's best stories from dark, musty anthologies and brought them into the light, giving them the individual attention they deserve. Each book in the series has ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published April 1st 1997 by Creative Education (first published January 1955)
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Read in The Very Best of Fantasy & Science Fiction: Sixtieth Anniversary Anthology

Mr. Johnson steps outside with a massive smile, making sure to wish everyone good morning. He eventually stops two young people walking down the street and convinces them to take his money and go on a nice date instead of to their jobs. They reluctantly agree. It isn't until the day is over and returns to Mrs. Johnson that his motive is revealed.

An odd but enjoyable read with a pretty confusing pay-off at the
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Dione Basseri
Dec 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Reminds me quite a bit of the Sandman series by Neil Gaiman. A dapper old man walks about town, giving cheer to all as he goes. His antics pull people out of their finance-centered lives and gives them a little adventure and human contact. And when he gets home, he sees his wife....

Quite fun. Maybe a bit TOO manic for my taste, thus only five stars, but an overall good piece. A nice read for a coffee break, I'd say.

Available as a free audio production from the BeamMeUp podcast.
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loved it!! great short story with a neat lesson.
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Shirley Jackson was an influential American author. A popular writer in her time, her work has received increasing attention from literary critics in recent years. She has influenced such writers as Stephen King, Nigel Kneale, and Richard Matheson.

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