The Machine That Made Clothes

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Scattercat
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The Machine That Made Clothes

Post by Scattercat » Mon Sep 12, 2011 7:08 am

He put the dog into the machine that made clothes and turned her into a jacket. When he wore it to work, everyone found themselves smiling at him and patting him on the back.

The next day, he put his daughter in the machine. The shirt she became was as pale as innocence and just a little sad, and he spent the day collecting ancient confessions and secret regrets.

Eventually, he ran out of things to put in the machine. He stood in front of it, wearing all of his new clothes, and he thought for a long, long time.

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Re: The Machine That Made Clothes

Post by strawman » Mon Sep 12, 2011 3:38 pm

True dat.
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Re: The Machine That Made Clothes

Post by bell » Wed Sep 14, 2011 4:09 pm

Profound.
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Re: The Machine That Made Clothes

Post by ROU Killing Time » Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:38 pm

Very odd Philip K. Dickian feel to this one. I'm reminded of "The Preserving Machine" where the protagonist fed pieces of great music into his machine and turned them into animals.
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