Digging Holes

Steam punk landscape, Aak fictionspawn

He dreamt of long, relaxed nights, of sleeping all day. He dreamt of creating beauty. He dreamt of green forests and waterfalls. He dreamt of being free.

There was nothing but desert. Rocks and sand as long as his eyes could see. Hard work all day. Burning sun. Dry air.

He jumped up on the tank driller once again, drove up the hill to destroy the homes of little creatures, make wounds in the face of his world.

Doing his part to make the wheel go round, to keep the destruction going. It didn’t make sense at all, but there was nothing else he could do. The machinery. It was all they had left.

 

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27 Comments

  1. Kyle (Michael Biehn): “It was the machines, Sarah.”

    Sarah (Linda Hamilton): “I don’t understand.”

    Kyle: “Defense network computers. New… powerful… hooked into everything, trusted to run it all. They say it got smart, a new order of intelligence. Then it saw all people as a threat, not just the ones on the other side. Decided our fate in a microsecond: extermination.”

    -from the 1984 film “The Terminator”

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    1. I think so too, but I’m afraid it could mean getting rid of most of us humans, though… Thanks Ekaterina! I’ve been spending a lot more time on the illustrations than the writing lately, basing the story on the illustration in stead of the other way around, like I’ve usually been doing. I thought I needed to get my portfolio up and running 🙂

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  2. a timely story for the havoc fossil fuel technology is wreaking on the environment. and thanks for the offer. I had a quick run through. your illustrations are very evocative. it would be great fun to construct my own piece from one of your pics, with due attribution of course. I will see if I am up for the challenge 🙂

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    1. Happy to hear that, John! Looking forward to see what you get out of it. And yes, we’re not going in a good direction these days, that’s for sure. Hopefully we’ll turn in time. Thanks for stopping by, and for a good comment 🙂

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      1. Yeah! (: I was away from this place running after logic and reason while riding on the back of chimeras. But now that I’m back I am amazed by all the dreams and illusions, stories and illustrations. Thank you for sharing. (:

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