Saturday, January 14, 2012

Timed Writing: 1/14/2012


Time: 10 minutes
Prompt: This annexation took place
Source: Marx and Engels, The Communist Manifesto


This annexation took place only recently. Up until a month ago, the patch of ground upon which your house sits was nothing more than blasted rubble. But today, well, today you see what it is. Your own little suburban paradise, complete with the comforts that you have come to enjoy. But, due to the enviably-priced location, we can provide this little slice of heaven to you at a rate that you will easily sustain for as long as you might wish. That? Oh that is the default scene projection that we provide for all of the outward-facing viewports. You really want to see the view? But I can assure you, there is nothing to see in the outward direction. The viewport is only in place to provide for future interactions with outward dwellings as this frontier continues to be developed. Oh... alright. Normally we don't show our clients the environment in its unimproved state, but since you so specifically request it, I suppose we can make an exception. Let's see... ah yes. There we are. Completely transparent viewport now. As you see, it is bleak, completely uninteresting. Why the nativists have such strong feelings about our development projects, I have no idea. They say that we are running roughshod over the local ecology -- destroying it with our expansion projects -- but as you can see, there is nothing out there to destroy. What? Oh... ah... You say you're a nativist? Then... I suppose you're not actually here to inquire about leasing opportunities. Perhaps we should... oh... is that a... No! There's no need for that! Please! PLEASE, NO!


(about my timed writing exercises)


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