Harrison Bergeron, by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

THE YEAR WAS 2081, and everybody was finally equal. They weren’t only equal before God and the law. They were equal every which way. Nobody was smarter than anybody else. Nobody was better looking than anybody else. Nobody was stronger or quicker than anybody else. All this equality was due to the 211th, 212th, and […]

Pair of Sevens

This was originally written as a thread on Twitter; I have brought it over here and given it light editing to improve the readability. Why doesn’t this country have a No Confidence clause associated with being a directly-elected official? Let’s take a moment to look forward, in the worst way possible. Let’s skip ahead to […]

On Rumpelstiltskin and Apocryphal Knowledge

The queen was horror-struck, and offered the manikin all the riches of the kingdom if he would leave her the child. But the manikin said, no, something alive is dearer to me than all the treasures in the world. Then the queen began to lament and cry, so that the manikin pitied her. I will […]