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Written by Karen D. Swim or was it?
Disclaimer: All characters are fictional and in no way based on any persons living or dead. Any resemblance to any person is completely unintentional. Please only read if you have had sufficient amounts of coffee or tea and your funny bone is in good working condition.
Once upon a time in a far away land people learned that, the earth was flat and it was good. With a digital connection, innovative entrepreneurs could create global networks with the click of a mouse. No longer confined to domestic borders, start-up companies became overnight international sensations. It was the digital age and life was good.
In this era of prosperity, there arose a group more powerful than all the others in the land. They were the Extraordinarians and they were known throughout the interwebs. They were best selling authors, speakers and consultants. Hundreds of thousands stood in digital lines trying to get their attention hoping for a return tweet or response to a comment in the vastness of the interwebs. The Extraordinarians did not care about celebrity for they loved their craft. They continued to study, discover, analyze and share their knowledge.
The Extraodinarians were good but soon a new group arose that lusted after their power, and they were called the Charlatans. The Charlatans modeled themselves after the Extraordinarians. They mirrored their language and style even as they deceived the people about their knowledge. They looked and sounded like the Extraordinarians and for many years no one knew of their deception. The Charlatans led the people to the Parting Place with their magic flutes that played no sound. They drew big signs with pretty colors and the people were transfixed as they danced to the Parting Place. Word spread and everyone believed, for how could so many be wrong.
At the Parting Place the Charlatans traded brightly colored boxes of air for currency from every nation. The followers oohed and aahed about their purchase and declared it as The Answer. Everyone believed because how could so many people be wrong. The Charlatans made boxes of every size and even gave away free bonuses and as word spread the valley filled with people eager to buy air.
Across the Valley another group arose and they were known as the Anti-arians. The Anti’s scowled and frowned and believed nothing they heard. They were opposed to everything and believed in nothing. The Anti’s debated the color of the sky and whether it really should be called the sky. They condemned everyone for it was their nature to live in opposition. Word of their movement spread and their ranks swelled. The Anti’s soon created anti-air in opposition to the Charlatans. Yet they did not move as one for everyone was opposed to everyone and for every anti product, there was an opposing anti, and the people were confused.
Chaos soon ruled the land and a cosmic explosion ripped through the interwebs. The circuits were destroyed and mankind was left without digital giants. The people emerged from their dark holes and explored the world around them. They asked questions as they explored and began to form opinions that were all their own. Independent, free thought ruled the land and it was good.
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