Tag Archives: Capitalism

Welcome to the Smooth Forest

Meticulous was the preparation. Horrifying, the execution. As an officer and, no doubt, a gentleman, it behooved Captain Swayne to take all necessary precautions when administering the…technique. He and his assistants – men of the North Cork Militia – clad … Continue reading

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Technobsolescence

By 2038, the world no longer used razor blades. At least, not for the removal of bodily hair. This was not because humanity had – finally – relinquished its socially constructed obsession with beauty standards and polished appearance. Alas, the … Continue reading

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Fee for Services Rendered

What sets me apart from my fellow professionals is the length I go to satisfy my clients. The price paid is tied to the degree of justice meted out upon the target. Specifically; the more the mark suffers prior to … Continue reading

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Looking A Gift Horse In The Mouth

I’m a worryer. I worry. The best thing in the world, an item I’ve longed for my entire life, an object with unparalleled value, could appear in front of me…and my immediate reaction would be to ask, “What’s the catch?” … Continue reading

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A very radical approach indeed

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Together, the ants will conquer the elephant

“This…global assault…on the poorest peoples of the world. It is no new thing. It has been going on for centuries, millennia even. Developmental leaps in our technology and organisation sped up the process, but it was already occurring. From the … Continue reading

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Behemoth-eaten in Scar City

Tendrils wrapped around every pillar of interaction. No space left to call safe. Privacy now a distant memory. Every breath measured, every utterance analysed, every thought policed. Orwell’s predictions now woefully quaint. The dystopian visions of the past a fairytale … Continue reading

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