Micah 4:3

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lbonanomi
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Micah 4:3

Post by lbonanomi » Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:55 am

The mine-laying robot rolled forward a half-meter across the dusty landscape and halted; its auger-arm drilling down and retracting. Another payload was ejected from an internal hopper into the earthen void. The ‘bot rolled onward, an under-slung plow scraping camouflaging topsoil over the subterranean delivery.

Sunlight glinted off the robot’s age-clouded solar panels, catching a nearby child’s eye. Locals considered ‘Micah 4:3’ an odd name for a tractor model, but it was the mysterious engine’s only marking. It labored silently, planting potatoes in the fields of the war-widowed and lost-limbed like a man drowning his guilt with penitent toil.
Go 'pods.

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Re: Micah 4:3

Post by ROU Killing Time » Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:37 am

Spoiler:
New International Version (©1984)
He will judge between many peoples and will settle disputes for strong nations far and wide. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore.
Lot of compound words. Brain not sure if it's stylistic or a bit jarring (or both.)

Quite liked the drabble, though.
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Re: Micah 4:3

Post by strawman » Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:12 pm

Tomato juice, worstershire, and a raw egg for those jarring compound words, ROU.

Great drabble. However, Micah 4:3 can't be the original machine name, as it was repurposed.
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Post by eric_marsh » Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:48 pm

Like
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Re: Micah 4:3

Post by uncre8d1 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:19 pm

strawman wrote: Great drabble. However, Micah 4:3 can't be the original machine name, as it was repurposed.
Maybe the original name was Micah 1:4 - "The mountains melt beneath Him,and the valleys split apart, like wax before a fire, like water rushing from a steep place."
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Re: Micah 4:3

Post by bell » Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:56 pm

Like. Like a lot.
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What would have been written.
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If they hadn't died first.

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