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Four Flies

Four flies met at a crossroads, each one travelling north, south, east, or west.

“East is amazing,” said one, “but I hear west is better.”

“South is supposed to be fantastic.”

“North, I’m told, is far superior.”

Each fly returned the way it had come, content with its homeland’s reputation.


This story is based on a title suggested by Mark McCarthy.

Perseverance in the Service of Freedom

They stood by the charred crater that had been their home and listened to the wind.

It told them, You’ve been hard done by.

It said, They had no right.

It whispered, Independence is our destiny.

It commanded, Hoist the New Antland flag, stand tall, and let the humans come.