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Strange Beasts

Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 11:37 pm
by MonsieurMoustache
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.

Re: Strange Beasts

Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2014 12:59 pm
by Horrorshow
I like this a lot.

Re: Strange Beasts

Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2014 4:38 pm
by SpareInch
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.

Re: Strange Beasts

Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2014 7:21 pm
by Penman Bland
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!).

Re: Strange Beasts

Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2014 10:03 pm
by MonsieurMoustache
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.

Re: Strange Beasts

Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 1:38 pm
by Chairman Goodchild
A very well-done one. I enjoyed this story. Plenty of room for interpretations.

Re: Strange Beasts

Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 4:59 pm
by swamp
I'm working on this for the Dribblecast.

Re: Strange Beasts

Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 12:52 am
by MonsieurMoustache
swamp wrote:I'm working on this for the Dribblecast.

I look forward to it!

Re: Strange Beasts

Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:18 am
by plasticastle
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

Re: Strange Beasts

Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 9:48 pm
by swamp
I haven't forgotten about this.