Moving the Goalposts

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Moving the Goalposts

Post by Scattercat » Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:08 am

"I am not you," said the Other. "I am alien. I am darkness to your light. I am ignorance to your knowledge. I am mystery to your openness."

"I know you," said the teenager. "I know what it is to be despised and misunderstood. I know the feeling of crying alone in the night where no one can see because no one can see. I feel your pain, the pain of separation and isolation. Everyone is Other to someone. I understand."

"Are you still talking?" The Other snapped her gum and tossed her hair. "Omigod, you are such a weirdo."

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Re: Moving the Goalposts

Post by zcarter80 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:27 pm

oh wow, lol that was a nice one. had me going there for a second waiting or the supernatural twist. nicely done scatter cat.
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Re: Moving the Goalposts

Post by Rish Outfield » Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:55 am

Must . . . not . . . succumb to the relatabilty of . . . this drabble. Must . . . fight depression.

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Re: Moving the Goalposts

Post by Scattercat » Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:58 am

The Other is always Other. You can't know everyone...

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Re: Moving the Goalposts

Post by strawman » Mon Jan 24, 2011 2:10 pm

That is how the bots infiltrate crowds. The Other looks like any other.
But they are actually BOThers.
Never judge anyone until you have biopsied their brain.

"Be kind, for everyone is fighting a hard battle."
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Re: Moving the Goalposts

Post by ROU Killing Time » Mon Jan 24, 2011 4:37 pm

strawman wrote:That is how the bots infiltrate crowds. The Other looks like any other.
But they are actually BOThers.
Boo...
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Re: Moving the Goalposts

Post by mrsmica » Wed Jan 26, 2011 3:17 am

(Did you ever let your lover see the stranger in yourself?)

This one definitely accomplishes the double-take.

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Re: Moving the Goalposts

Post by strawman » Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:17 am

Alienation reconfigured.
Never judge anyone until you have biopsied their brain.

"Be kind, for everyone is fighting a hard battle."
Known Some Call Is Air Am
Spoiler:
Non sum qualis eram = "I am not who I will be"

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