Monday, July 25, 2016

Microstory 371: Strength

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That last one was weird, wasn’t it? I was being 100% genuine with it, but I decided to take the opportunity to be experimental, which is what this site is all about. Here’s what’s going to happen for this and the next week. I’m going to stick with my original plan. I’m going to accept that I won’t quite remember what I had in mind to write under these titles, and you’re going to accept whatever comes of it. I’m going to sit down, write a paragraph for a straight period of time, then I’m going to whittle it down to to match the word count, and that will be that. I promise you that the reason these later ones are subpar is not because I’m under the influence of some kind of substance. I don’t get to use that as an excuse...ever, unlike billions of other people. Sorry, got a little too real there for a moment. Let’s move on. This one is called Strength. I would like to think that I really meant something more like willpower, but somehow I don’t think so. I think I was referring to physical strength. Humans are still evolving, the main trait is that we’re getting bigger. There are a lot of reasons for this, involving a complex cocktail of natural selection, sexual selection, and other subconscious breeding techniques. In the future, non-transhumanistic humans will average seven feet tall, and will live typically over 120 years old. If that sounds like a big deal for you, just wait until I get into the details of what’s going to happen to the rest of us. The fact is that, even though evolution is still happening, it’s no longer necessary. No other species is capable of manipulating its environment to anywhere near the degree we do with ours. When we get cold, we don’t have to grow fur; we fabricate coats, and construct shelters, and build fires. Physical strength is adored in our society,, why? I don’t need to be able to pull a car with my teeth. I’ll just start it up and use the pedals. Well, that’s my time. Sorry to leave you hanging. I’m not getting better at this, am I?

Sexual Gratification

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