Sunday, April 17, 2011

End Of The Road

Jack was a slacker, but the kind that didn't make much trouble for the law. Supple enough to slip by when the cage door descended, he wasn't the kind to commit an outright crime - let alone making a stand while doing so. His character was that of an adapter.

That changed in 2046. Jack, having had it, deliberately brought a gold coin back from Canada. Gold being illegal for private citizens to hold since the crunch of 2021, it was an obvious crime. The way he did so was brazen, which also was a first for him. Seventy-five was an odd age to take up a life of crime.

In a time when people were sequestered into peer groups and the goverment reserved the right to airbrush books and movies to remove subversive elements, it was quite the stand...

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