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Corporationism

This subject has come up in some thread, so I thought I'd re-post this little commentary. Corporationism I must admit at first I was against Corporationism. In the old days when we had a sort of democracy I was pretty happy with it. Then, of course, came The Big Crash. In its aftermath I could understand the single party rule. We needed strong leadership if ever we were to revive our economy. The many (temporary it was said) changes to our Constitution at that time seemed reasonable, a

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The Killing

Continuing to place my poor fiction all in one place.                                                                     THE KILLING When I reached my 21st year I was eager for the first real test of my new manhood. I was well prepared, my ritual dagger at the ready, waiting anxiously for my opportunity. Favorable circumstances alluded me, however, for many weeks, longer than I wished, being the impulsive youth that I am. Always my victim kept close association, was alert, seldom

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Words

Here's another of my little stories I'm placing in my blog.   Words   At work that day, when the boss accused me wrongly of doing something I had not done, I couldn’t say anything. I just nodded in agreement and walked away. My allotment of words had almost run out, and the few I had left I was saving for any emergency that might crop up at home.   You see, that morning I had discovered the wife had spent some of the household money on some little extravagance for herself, a

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Like A Rainbow

I thought I'd put the rest of my fiction here, gradually. This is a little story I wrote several years ago.   Like A Rainbow “Oh! Look how beautiful the rings are!” Grandmother exclaimed, looking out of the window to the majestic planet floating brilliantly in the velvet blackness. “Like a rainbow! It’s just like home!” Marie and I looked at each other, then to the window. “Yes, it is beautiful,” Marie murmured, then turned away. She looked at me sadly and whispered, “There’s

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The Adjustment Bureau

The Adjustment Bureau I went to the Adjustment Bureau yeasterday to get me out of a fix I got myself into. I won't go into details, but they sent some of there operatives out to mnage things. The result was satisfactory. Then those who's Situation was adjusted sent in a complaint about my Situation as regards to them. So I had to modify my behavior to accomidate their complaint. This caused me some distresss, as I was forced to adjust my relationship with my girlfriend. An unforseen e

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The Judgement

The Judgment As I sit here in the waiting room I try to review my life. I am sixty years of age this year, so this is of great importance to me. I try to consider what wrongs I have done in my life and what have I done right. It is not so easy to determine these things. Circumstances we find ourselves in are very complicated to analyze. For instance, trying to do the right thing often will lead to unforeseen consequences which may effect other peoples lives in negative ways. Oftentimes

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Creation

Creation “What are you doing?!” the Foreman asked me, sounding annoyed.   “I’m trying to get this to behave itself!” I replied. “These parameters keep changing by themselves. It’s this new algorithm Adominis devised. He thinks it’s an improvement on the old customary one that works better. I wish these young techs would stop having new ideas. This next generation…I don’t know.”   “Well, do the best you can with it,” the Foreman advised, “but the Supervisor expects results. We

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The Dome - Chapter Thirteen

So I wandered around aimlessly for a while, thinking things over. What Zara said could be some of the answers I was looking for, but Dirth didn’t seem to think much of him. I didn’t want to get caught up in something that was phony, just a lot of gibberish. Zara was okay, but was he telling the truth or just jabbering about his imagination? I wondered where Henry was. The dome was so big I didn’t think I’d just run into him someplace by accident, and looking for him was just as pointless

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The Dome - Chapter Twelve

After all the Clerics had left the room, I stood and quietly followed where they had gone. They had passed through a door on the side, to the right of the entranceway. I wanted to see where they were, maybe to talk to them. I paused at the door, wondering if I would get into trouble being someplace I wasn’t supposed to be. The Cleric guys didn’t even notice me as they passed, so I figured maybe they didn’t care me being there.   So I slowly opened the door and went through. I was in

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The Dome - Chapter Eleven

So I walked quick, trying to get to the other side of the Dome, far away as it might be. I kept looking up and looking around. I thought maybe this dome was more scary than I thought, me being alone and all. I finally reached where this part of the dome ended and stores and stuff stopped. I didn’t know what there was around here. Just doors and empty walls. I walked along these empty walls for a while. There wasn’t too many people in this area, so I felt a little better. I relaxed some. Maybe m

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The Dome - Chapter Ten

Inside the garden it was more beautiful than I had imagined it would be. The warm breeze fluttering delicate leaves on the tall trees, the fresh scent of flowers blooming in all their colors, the green of the soft grass underfoot, the pure blue of the clear sky above and the warmth of the yellow sun embracing all. I strolled for a while in the garden among the people of the Dome. Everyone seemed happy in their leisure, in their comely youth, quietly chatting among themselves enjoying the lovely

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The Dome - Chapter Nine

After a few hesitant steps, we relaxed a little, and sank into the crowd naturally, like falling into an ocean. We just wandered around with the crowd for a while, aimlessly, more and more easily, like in a school of fish. I seen fish in a lake once when I was a kid by the shore. They were darting this way and that all together, but this was like a dance, like we were all dancing together, but separate. I was some nervous, though, ‘cause they was all strangers, and I felt a stranger among them.

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The Dome - Chapter Eight

The next morning Dirth had a big breakfast spread out for me and Henry. We ate in silence, trying not to seem overwhelmed by the food and our circumstances, Dirth glancing at us occasionally with his narrow smile. After we’d eaten, Dirth set us down on his couch and started talking. “Have a good breakfast, guys? We stick together and you’ll eat like that the rest of your lives.” Henry and me looked at each other. “Yeah, we plan to,” Henry said. “Now you gonna show us what life is like in this

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The Dome - Chapter Seven

With a smile and a wave, the man was gone. Henry and I looked at each other. “This better work,” I said. “Let’s get to the machine room and hide down in the darkness.” So we snuck out from behind the wavy pillar, peeked around the corner and walked through the door to the machine room, past the glass room with the silent man still sitting in it, down the metal steps and hid behind a great, grey machine. When we got good and settled, I asked Henry, “You think this guy will come back?” “He bett

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The Dome - Chapter Six

I was scared when I heard those footsteps, I can tell you. I looked over to Henry and his eyes were wide and staring. The sound of the steps were moving to our right, and I figured pretty soon they’d reach the start of the wavy pillar we were hiding behind. I looked that way, expecting to see whoever was walking to appear. I sort of scrunched down, but I knew that wouldn’t help if whoever it was peered around the pillar. He’d see us. All of a sudden the footsteps stopped a little way past us. I

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The Dome - Chapter Five

And so we sat on the scaffolding high above the floor below. The light was brighter up there as we looked around us at tubes and pipes wandering away in all directions, wondering what it was all about. Below were the big machines, gray and shadowy. After a while, Henry turned to face me. “Let’s go get this guy,” he said, like he’d maked up his mind. I could see his eyes dancing in his head, a look on his saggy face I didn’t like to see. “We got no choice. We gotta move him outta the way to get

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The Dome - Chapter Four

Henry and me carefully moved through the doorway of the vent into the room beyond. It was a really big room with a high ceiling way up there. There were a couple lights high up, but they didn’t shine too bright, so the room was pretty gloomy. There were big grey machines hulking around here and there, and pipes and tubes running overhead everywhere. We shuffled about a bit, being cautions. I was real nervous about actually being in the Dome, but excited, too. We didn’t know if there was anybody

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The Dome - Chapter Three

So Henry and me scrunched down at the top of the hill, peering over the crest. She was starting to blow alright, and the guards had scurried into the protection of their guardhouse. Slowly the vent was puffing stronger, billowing up dust from the dry ground around it. Henry and I waited. The vent had to be blowing at full force before we dared scamper down the hill and into that mayhem of flying debris. Henry pulled the gas masks from the bag and handed one to me. We pulled them over our heads

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The Dome - Chapter Two

So the next day me and Henry set out through the dust for the little hill. He had his gas masks tucked away in a little cloth sack slung over his shoulder. As we walked he kept looking at me and grinning, grinning his gummy, toothless grin. A horrible sight, I must admit. The dust puffed up around our shoes as we walked like little explosions. I studied them for a while as we walked. I study a lot of meaningless things, like dust and the grey formless sky. I always hope I see something differen

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The Dome - Chapter One

I walked out the front door of my shack and faced the morning. It was hot as usual. The rains had ended a month ago, and now the prospect was for dry weather. I kicked the ground and dust rose to my ankles. “Oh well,” I thought to myself, “another summer.” I looked out across the village. Sooty smoke was rising from various tin chimneys slowly congealing in the thick air. I was hungry, and it was breakfast time. I had eaten all of whatever I had scrounged the day before. I don’t even remember w

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Another Intermission

I think I have one more story to post. It’s in several chapters, and I’m not sure it will interest anyone, as I’m not really a very competent writer of fiction. I want to thank you who have read my poor efforts, or tried to. They’re all just ideas, really, written out in fictional form. Ideas that interest me, and not necessarily anyone else, of course. This last one is The Dome story, which I posted a couple years ago or whatever, but never finished. My brain rebelled at all the thought requir

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The Man Awake

Thunder rumbled somewhere in the troubled distance that night for eight men in a hidden laboratory. Three wore white gowns, three lay on hospital tables while one hovered over them anxiously. Another distinguished looking man, the eights, a certain Professor Moritz, sat to the side in a chair, observing. The three lying on tables had metal helmets covering their shaved heads. Many, many wires, thin as spider’s silk, ran in bundles from the helmets up, up to complex connections in the ceiling. F

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The Laws

We know there are Laws, but no one knows what these laws are. This peculiar situation leads to a life of anxiety, especially if one is a curious person, and I am perhaps more curious than others. There is a danger in being curious, but I have felt this way my entire life, and I can not stop now. As no one knows the Laws, one never knows if one has broken one of them. Being of an inquisitive nature, this constant uncertainty is always lurking in the back of my mind. Others do not seem to be over

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Successor

I am coming to the end of this life of mine. I have dropped my seed some time ago, and by now the thing that it has become is hunting me. I have been clever in hiding, but I know it is only a matter of time before I am discovered. I think I do not mind death so much now as I have grown old and feeble, and it has become more and more difficult to sustain myself. This is the natural way of life and I cannot complain. I have led a full life for a very long time. Soon I will join my esteemed ancest

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Creation

“What are you doing?!” the Supervisor asked me, sounding annoyed. “I’m trying to get this to behave itself!” I replied. “These parameters keep changing by themselves. It’s this new algorithm Adominis devised. He thinks it’s an improvement on the old customary one that works better. I wish these young techs would stop having new ideas. This next generation…I don’t know.” “Well, do the best you can with it,” the Foreman advised, “but the Supervisor expects results. We’re starting to go over budg

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