Brave New World

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Copyright -Douglas M. MacIlroy

Brave New World

Assembling for the task, we began.  Each in our strengths conspiring.  Tristan executed calculations which were pinpoint.  Ida concocted the sounds and the language we could use, boxing up the requisite books and emotions.  We counted on mama for the overall surround, a global view of the society – espousing natural characteristics and roles.  Oliver modeled the world and placed it on a bucket.  Everything was ready – needing only performative passion – a unified desire.  We waited for Aidan, lugging the chains that would keep us on course, to hold back entropy’s risk.  Leaving me to chronicle this family’s brave new world.

N Filbert 2012

26 thoughts on “Brave New World

  1. So short but so utterly brilliant. Pregnant with potential. Like a hall full of slightly ajar, multicoloured doors with wonderful, strange music coming from behind each. Love it!

  2. Tom Poet

    In an isolated world will chains hold back entropy? It may work in a Mistress dungeon but I am not sure if you can do it on a planet….I found this line to be extremely interesting “Ida concocted the sounds and the language we could use, boxing up the requisite books and emotions.” Like a happy meal for communication… a more than clever use of the prompt.


"A word is a bridge thrown between myself and an other - a territory shared by both" - M. Bakhtin

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