REPUBLIC IS WRONG

***UPDATE – a slightly more polished and beautifully typeset version is part of the MORE LOVE book.

(made available to read online for free once-in-a-while or generally with a donation based password.)


[ a short story ]

 

I – PROGRESSION

MADEMOISELLE

 

Mademoiselle Republic had it all worked out for her. She’d become a ‘public’ woman, yet still remained a girl at heart. Free of most people’s sentimental restraints, she could immerse herself fully into the ‘people’s cause’, or in other words, causes of other people. To be sure – she belonged only to herself, that was without a doubt. And yet, everyone around her, each and every person she spent time with, could claim her to be their private possession, like a public property available for all – well, at least in their minds that was the case.

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LOVE BITES

***UPDATE – a slightly more polished and beautifully typeset version is part of the MORE LOVE book.

(made available to read online for free once-in-a-while or generally with a donation based password.)


[ a short story ]

 

Kate & Claire

Hard, metallic techno always irritated Claire, but it was fun. But soon the next gig would take over anyway, and by then that weird looking guy chatting to Kate would’ve certainly bought them another round of alco-pops. She looked around to see if there was anybody whom she might throw out her net for, but decided there was none. Lame party. Bloody lame boys, every fucking single one of them.
Kate came over, laughing artificially. The weird boy next to her looked like a complete joke but he stretched out his hand offering her favourite drinks. At least, he made up with effort what he didn’t have on personality.

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COMMUNITY SPIRIT

***UPDATE – a slightly more polished and beautifully typeset version is part of the MORE LOVE book.

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[ a short story ]

 

The Community

As far as the eye reached, that land was theirs, beautiful, fertile patches of woodland, hills and pastures. The climate was moderate, with all the four distinct seasons. They could grow whatever they wanted and shared enough scientific expertise among their group, to expect a healthy harvest year after year, even if it meant to go greenhouse for some time. Some of their botanists and zoologists had been to all the top universities, and so despite never having to stoop down to chemical compounds to boost the yield, their cherished traditional methods from times immemorial allowed them to even sell their collective knowledge to some of the ‘concerns’ that made their money outside of their own ‘world’.

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THE KING AND THE PRINCESS

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[ a short story or two fairy-tales colliding ]

 

All this waiting ceremony isn’t too nice, after all, but she’s never been more determined with anything, so she endures this part of the selection process to the fullest extent. It is anyway somewhat being glossed over by the persistence of the tickling goose-bumps that the Princess can’t help herself having during those last minutes before her life is in all likelihood being entirely altered. Looking around the room, she’s finding its considerate simplicity very endearing, indeed. Her floor-length plain linen gown, with only spare bits of crafty embroidery around the chest, seems to have been a choice made in a fit of real clairvoyance. She’s got to smile. There’s no one else in the room but her very own self, ever since the servant letting her in has left with a bow. Very considerate of the King not to contaminate the integrity of her being through the unsettling presence of other contestants.

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STRANGE LANDS

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[ a short story ]

 

I

All the way down from the mountains, he came upon the gates of a strange land. Entry was not a problem. He was given the permission to stay for a full month and a crisp stash of cash to spend on whatever tickled his fancy. The condition was to get an entirely new outfit from a well-known local fashion branch, so as not to cause any obstacle to the citizen’s smooth daily flow through the strange land. It was a highly sophisticated place. Everyone was free to do whatever they pleased.

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LEVEL CHANGE

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[ a short story ]

 

LEVEL O – Personal Feelings

a. The Politician

It was a busy house, a busy party and busy people. He didn’t like any of it but job was job. Luckily, the Politician’s had really good coaching for all those years, so the smiles reeled off his face as if they were truly real and meant. But even if that weren’t the case, people would still buy them because that’s what they were here for and that’s what they wanted to see. Everybody got to see whatever they wanted. That was the basic rule. Surprises and unknown factors were only for losers.

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