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Long live the King!

Parliament based on columns, Vienna

This medical morning, for the King, started in a Vojda Space Cab. It surged through a private subterranean concourse, along a 500 km track, nonstop to Brussels. Technically, he was dead, long live the Queen.

Images of the plane wreckage were shared everywhere. The world sat down to look. “Surely, no one survived the impact,” agreed the comments.

Conspiracy theorists weren’t having it. They leaked reports of advanced stem cell research. They explained mitochondrial nanorepair kits. Available in portable spray cans, a generous spritz regenerates cells from the inside out. Over time, nanorobots rebuild nerves, blood vessels and tissue. Surgeons supervise them over WiFi.

365/17 - Banned by Justice

Hours earlier, tributes labeled the monarch, “Guru of a pampered and oblivious sect.” But a news anchor tearfully reminded everyone that Lear was a single father. He’d done a great job, if his youngest daughter capsized the world’s oldest monarchy. When the forty second eulogy was over, the King became an icon of equality and fair play.

The conspiracy theories remained unbelieved until some atheists tweeted prayers. Minutes later, temples, synagogues, churches and mosques around the world were crammed with supporters.

“We forgive you,” pleaded the congregants. “Wake up! Wake up! Wake up!”

 


Long live the King | SB
…continued from Lear

Photo credits: Parliament based on columns, Vienna and Banned by Justice from Dominik Bartsch via Flickr.

By ΠιCΘLΣ

Life is short, so let’s be decent.

128 replies on “Long live the King!”

Amy, you’re much more talented than I am. My photography is more about creating an abstract presentation. The photographs I used in the Lear stories were by Dominik Bartsch. You can see more of his gorgeous (creative commons licensed) work on Flickr.

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Thank you so much, Wendy. I am glad you enjoyed the blended technique. It is a reflection of my range of interests, from Sumerian culture to cutting edge science, astronomy and more. I appreciate your encouraging words. I hope you are well. xo

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Hi SB, what happened to your post ‘Nudity Online’? I received a page-not-found message. Hope you’re well? Autumn is on the way…yippee!! I’ve had enough of summer now 😀 x

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Hello Julie. I made the post private, as it’s been eight days and I got that discussion off my chest. The gist of it was, I have no opinion about people who choose to post nude photos of themselves online; however, I resent being asked by any man to provide nude photos of myself in any form. I also suggested that many celebrated women who do that would rather not, but they have a huge financial incentive to do so. To that, I say, hurrah for them.

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In today’s society, any man who asks for nude photos had better have a damn good reason for doing so, ummmm……like a; very-long committed relationship with the person doing the modelling. x

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The last time I was asked by a fiance. While I was injured and resting. He was texting from the office and I was in physiotherapy. He wanted to be entertained. I wanted to sit and stand without crying in pain. Would you marry a guy who chose the moment when you needed to heal to ask for nude photos? I didn’t see the point of responding to him, forever.

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Ahhh… I looked for it and there was only that one previous comment. Let’s say the universe has an attitude about nixing that kind of influence and is in on the joke. Warm hugs for Sunday, Julie. Have a great week ahead.

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Celebrity muralist Jennifer Barrile. I imagined you were being fussed over by ardent supporters and happy clients. It’s great to know that you’re occupied in a good way. Warm wishes for spring.

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Thanks for liking my post on the Prague Clock and for your encouragement to keep on… Your dramatically composed photo here tales me to the columns in a Nile temple. It had a long painting of the goddess, Nut, who swallows the sun at sunset and gives birth to it again at dawn.

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Thank you so much for this kind note. I see what you’re saying about that mythology. I think that’s why I added the second one as a complement. The photo belongs to a photographer whose work I’m featuring as part of this series. I am so grateful for Creative Commons licenses and the talented and generous artists who allow us to play with their work.

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Yes. I think that’s all terribly manageable, despite the incident with the custard…now there’s a story or could be a story. How super. xx

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Thanks so much for your support. This was a little extended from the original. I didn’t want to write a 5000 word document explaining how the nanorobots worked. I hope Bill would like that I turned it into a commentary on the power of the media. We like to pretend we are above it. However, witness the drug addicted actress who got a knighthood when the right PR team revamped her image. Not criticising but it is a fact. It’s not fiction in that sense.

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You are welcome. I love the concept and your writing. Media has always had a firm grasp on humanity, just look at what is happening with Jenner becoming Woman of the Year. Your take on media is a refreshing one, because it really does expose the impact it has on all of us.

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Thank you! It’s hard to look in the mirror but integrity is defined by that long hard look. Warm wishes for your busy day. I really do look forward to more of your work.

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I enjoy your blending of story and physical reality. It piques the reader’s interest and adds a smile to the reader’s face. I always look forward to discovering where your writings will take me. Great post.

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Thank you so much. I love science and since I’m a nerd, it was only natural to blend the two. I hope things are going better with your family. It is great to have you back. ❤ ❤

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