8thdayfiction

…and on the 8th day, micro fiction was published on some dude's blog.

Post-Apocalyptic Science Fiction For The Lazy And Noncommittal

“No Gene, I’m sorry. The answer we were looking for was “Brocktoon”. Gentlemen?”

Five men with rifles walked onstage and shot Gene, execution-style on live TV.

Because, you know, it was the future and that’s what game shows were like. The current lust for violence and exploitative tabloid culture taken to their logical extremes and what-not.

And it should have shocked people but they ate it up because it was a broken world and seeing a dude shot on live TV was the only thing people had to look forward to because the harshness of life had stripped away their empathy and left them with nothing more than simple bloodlust.

Because, you know: Dystopian society and all that.

And what’s more, that show was the number one show on TV.

So, think about it, I guess? You know, because maybe it could really happen if we’re not careful or something?

I don’t know.

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2 thoughts on “Post-Apocalyptic Science Fiction For The Lazy And Noncommittal

  1. The movie “Network” looks less like fiction and more like our world all the time, doesn’t it?

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