Strange Beasts

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MonsieurMoustache
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Strange Beasts

Post by MonsieurMoustache » Sat Sep 20, 2014 11:37 pm

The animals have been acting strangely.

They no longer go on all fours.

They stagger on two, falling over and over again. They always get back up.

They've been stealing clothing, but wear it on the wrong places.

They try to speak. But without lips and tongues the words are mangled, alien.

We waited for the animals to turn back.

They never did.

In time surgery changed their legs, gave them hands to shake. Specialty tailoring provided them with fashionable wear. We grew used to their voices.

No-one thinks the animals so strange anymore. Even as their fur falls out.

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Re: Strange Beasts

Post by Horrorshow » Sun Sep 21, 2014 12:59 pm

I like this a lot.

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Re: Strange Beasts

Post by SpareInch » Sun Sep 21, 2014 4:38 pm

I'm not sure what this reminds me of more. The Pigs in Animal Farm, or The Beast Men in The Island Of Dr Moreau.
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Re: Strange Beasts

Post by Penman Bland » Sun Sep 21, 2014 7:21 pm

I definitely get more Animal Farm from it. I have a suspicion that the major fast food concerns are going to be lobbying like mad for a removal of laws against cannibalism (Soylent Green is... something tasty!).
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Re: Strange Beasts

Post by MonsieurMoustache » Sun Sep 21, 2014 10:03 pm

I did think of the Pigs in AF after I saw the finished work, but it actually came from a larger piece where animals start behaving like fairy tale animals and try to integrate into society. I think it's stronger here, though. Assimilation is scary.

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Re: Strange Beasts

Post by Chairman Goodchild » Thu Sep 25, 2014 1:38 pm

A very well-done one. I enjoyed this story. Plenty of room for interpretations.

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Re: Strange Beasts

Post by swamp » Mon Oct 20, 2014 4:59 pm

I'm working on this for the Dribblecast.

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Re: Strange Beasts

Post by MonsieurMoustache » Thu Oct 23, 2014 12:52 am

swamp wrote:I'm working on this for the Dribblecast.

I look forward to it!

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Re: Strange Beasts

Post by plasticastle » Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:18 am

Enjoyed that especially the part about clothes
They've been stealing clothing, but wear it on the wrong places.
look forward to hearing the dribble
Seriously though, my drabble is up there

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Re: Strange Beasts

Post by swamp » Fri Oct 31, 2014 9:48 pm

I haven't forgotten about this.

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