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Micah 4:3

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:55 am
by lbonanomi
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.

Re: Micah 4:3

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:37 am
by ROU Killing Time
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.

Re: Micah 4:3

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:12 pm
by strawman
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.

Re: Micah 4:3

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:48 pm
by eric_marsh
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Re: Micah 4:3

Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:19 pm
by uncre8d1
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."

Re: Micah 4:3

Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:56 pm
by bell
Like. Like a lot.