Drama: Moral dilemmas are like birthdays. Even if you ignore them, they add up. He sighed, and blew out the candles on the skull-cake.


Fantasy: Gromud raided the ruby mines of Xethi and foiled the Greed Kings. This alienated his friends, who worked in finance.


Creepy: Hundreds of dead butterflies, each labeled with the name of one of the girls who’d seen his collection and left him forever.


Political: “Well, I didn’t WANT to be grand dictator for life and exulted father of his people anyway.”


Crime: The museum paid the consultants millions to install laser sensors and pressure plates. Minutes later they were gone with the diamond.


Mild Horror: Biologists studied the outbreak of zombiedom in the turtle population with interest, but not alarm.


Hedonistic: The pills kicked in. The music filled his mind with joy. He raised his hands up towards the lights. And crashed the ambulance.


Drama: She thought he called her “Lightswitch” because she turned him on and lit up his life. Actually, it was the on-again-off-again thing.


Apocalyptic: “At least I’ll get thin now,” thought Bob. He hadn’t counted on the stress-eating.


Tragedy: Swimming at night. The riptide was strong. He had been drinking. He even kept his shoes on. He didn’t die. Darwin wept.