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What is Scrine?

• Scrine is the home of lost, forgotten, and lonely sentences.


What are the rules?

• Play nice. Be kind. Post only single sentences.

• Scrine gives everyone plenty of rope to play with, but reminds everyone that even the longest rope is capable of hanging a person.

• Censorship is ugly, but still not the ugliest bird in the sky. Happily, this has never been necessary.

• The appropriateness of all sentences will remain the sole discretion of Scrine's tender.



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• Anyone. Reading along costs nothing but time.

• Membership is required to post your own sentences. Joining is quick and painless.

• With membership comes the unique privilege of calling yourself a Scriner.


What about privacy?

• Your information will never be sold, given away, shared, or even traded for an unimaginably delicious slice of pie.

• The above sentence may be the only sentence on this site that is 100% true.



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Addiction
Addiction :: 'mouse

Josh knew his addiction was getting out of control when he started buying large bottles at Costco, smuggling them home, hiding them and using them to refill the carafe his wife kept on the counter, but he rationalized that he hadn’t really sunk to rock bottom and didn’t really need professional help since he was still buying name-brand jelly-bellies instead of generics.

    TAGS:  addiction, lollies


The addictive qualities of Scrine are fully described in the Wasted Time Guarantee® section of the club membership packet.

    TAGS:  scrine, addiction, wasted time


DTs :: 'mouse

My kingdom for something chocolate.

    TAGS:  addiction, chocolate


I can’t decide if I should regard my newly-identified blog addiction as basically harmless, like the one I have for caffeine, or as seriously problematic as the one I (used to) have for tobacco.

    TAGS:  addiction, blogs


12-Steps :: Br. Ezra

I have scoured my yellow pages looking for a 12-Step group designed to help people addicted to semi-colins

    TAGS:  addiction, 12-step programs


The first sentence :: The Girl

Hello my name is Dot and i’m a scriner.

    TAGS:  scrine, 1st Sentence, addiction, welcome


Once you start writing Thrills will become obsession Your clever words haunt

    TAGS:  addiction, haiku, haiku obsession, Jimmy writes haiku


You haven’t truly tackled the vagaries of the English language until you’ve tried to explain to a seven year-old why getting addicted to drugs is a terrible idea, the worst idea ever, while being addicted to caffeine is ... um, not so bad.

    TAGS:  addiction, parenting, caffeine


(Edited to follow the one scrine rule) I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I think that metaphorically speaking, love is a really big redwood splinter and pain is it jammed really deep up underneath your fingernail and broken off: You think “this should stop hurting soon, I’ll be okay,” but then it doesn’t and it just hurts worse and pretty soon you’re considering driving to downtown Oakland at 3am to look for heroin figuring that addiction and eventual withdrawal couldn’t been any worse than this fucking love, er, splinter.

    TAGS:  guest scriner, love, addiction, relationships


As far as I know, the taste of coffee revolts me, and though it has no effect on my body whatsoever I am yearning for a hot cup with one creamer, and three packs of sugar, but alas, the coffee pot sustained major damage when it hit the ground.

    TAGS:  coffee, addiction


Gasoline :: OhNo789

Ken, currently doused in gasoline after a rather nasty string of events starting with his car running out of that which now flaunts itself upon his skin, began to think about starting a smoking addiction, if tobacco’s stress relieving abilities were to ring true, then, luckily, decided against it, because he had never like coughing.

    TAGS:  addiction, bad mornings, cigarettes


It was easier for Bart to tell people he had insomnia than admit the truth, that he was addicted to the sensation of being sleepy.

    TAGS:  addiction, Bart, insomnia, sleepy


I have three library cards and I swear, “I never buy books,” but I keep finding myself with an empty wallet and a guilty grin sneaking out of my local used bookstore with the heavy brown paper bag bearing evidence of my addiction.

    TAGS:  books, addiction, bookstores, reading, library


I'm sure there are more damaging ways to self medicate than a jar of Nutella and a large spoon.

    TAGS:  addiction, nutella, self medication


All of Zed's lottery winnings had been blown on the honey chipotle barbeque sauce that he had become addicted to.

    TAGS:  addiction, food weirdness


 

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