Business as Usual

Business as Usual

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A small short story that comments on a bit of today's zeitgeist.
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Summary

A small short story that comments on a bit of today's zeitgeist.

Chapter1 (v.1) - One

Chapter Content - ver.1

Submitted: January 28, 2017

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Chapter Content - ver.1

Submitted: January 28, 2017

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Business is as usual. Trucks loaded with new glossy, flat-screen televisions pass beneath a sign welcoming them to the United States. On the lane beside enters a similar truck stocked with people. Their clothes ragged and their mouths dry, hoping to escape their cells and be free from their shackles.

 

Citizens of the United States grabbed by the handfuls and placed in trucks. No time for goodbyes said the man. No time for you says the man. The truck drives them down and dumps them onto the cracked ground far from their home, far from their birthplace.

 

The truck of televisions arrives at the distributor and sends them across the nation, being sold by the handfuls. Americans for television, business is as usual.

 


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