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Now that my first puzzle's done and gone it wont be so easy to solve the rest.
I've begun to write with reestablished rules.
If I've not got your attention I'll start trying harder.
So weigh the options and look closely,
It shouldn't be hard for you to tell me what number I'm thinking of...

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  • $\begingroup$ I originally had the sentences separated like this @dcfyj, but I figured it would make finding the numbers too easy. Not that it slowed down @F1Krazy! $\endgroup$ – mkinson Feb 8 '17 at 14:17
  • $\begingroup$ Feel free to roll back if you like. $\endgroup$ – dcfyj Feb 8 '17 at 14:20
  • $\begingroup$ No worries, it's already answered. $\endgroup$ – mkinson Feb 8 '17 at 14:27
  • $\begingroup$ Not so difficult, but a well-conceived puzzle all the same. $\endgroup$ – Strawberry Feb 9 '17 at 10:15
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Close examination of the text reveals

hidden numbers:

Now that my first puzzle's done and gone it wont be so easy to solve the rest. I've begun to write with reestablished rules. If I've not got your attention I'll start trying harder. So weigh the options and look closely, It shouldn't be hard for you to tell me what number I'm thinking of...

These are

1 1 2 3 5 8 - the first six numbers of the Fibonacci sequence

So I believe you're thinking of

the next number in the sequence: 13

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    $\begingroup$ Well that was easy! $\endgroup$ – mkinson Feb 8 '17 at 12:56
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    $\begingroup$ Can we upvote this until it has 21 votes? (why, you ask? ...no reason) $\endgroup$ – Nic Hartley Feb 8 '17 at 16:20
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    $\begingroup$ @QPaysTaxes here you go puu.sh/tU0co/2e118468cc.png $\endgroup$ – Joe Feb 8 '17 at 17:10
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    $\begingroup$ I noticed that the number of letters for each line increments by one line, except the last line unless you put the accepted answer in, which then fits the pattern. In other words I found a completely meaningless pattern. $\endgroup$ – user3559247 Feb 9 '17 at 3:43

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