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by Lord Dunsany THUS SPAKE the mountains: “Behold us, even us; the old ones, the grey ones, that wear the feet of Time. Time on our rocks shall break his staff and stumble: and still we shall sit majestic, even as now, hearing the sound of the sea, our old coeval sister, who nurses the bones of her children…
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CHRISTOPHER TOLKIEN has sadly passed away at the age of 95. As any reader of JRR Tolkien’s works knows, Christopher was far more than the curator of his father’s works, and we are as much dependent on Christopher as we are on John for bringing the whole Middle Earth saga to print. John had immense…
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by David Sims “UNTIL the last star in the universe ceases to shine.” Those words are emblematic of Brenda Lynn Jones’ promise to the Life of Earth and to her own race. It comes from an address she made, as Empress of the Solar System Empire, to the United Nations of Earth in the early twenty-second…
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by Lord Dunsany I WAS IN the pre-destined 11:08 from Goraghwood to Drogheda, when
I suddenly saw the city. It was a little city in a valley, and only seemed
to have a little smoke, and the sun caught the smoke and turned it
golden, so that it looked like an old Italian picture where angels walk
in the foreground…
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by Lord Dunsany ONCE Time as he prowled the world, his hair grey not with weakness but with dust of the ruin of cities, came to a furniture shop and entered the Antique department. And there he saw a man darkening the wood of a chair with dye and beating it with chains and making imitation wormholes in it. And…
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satire by Michael James GERMANY’S Central Council of Jews (ZJD) has demanded “immediate government action” in response to unsettling findings published in its quarterly social trends report, Virulent Anti-Semitism in Germany Today. The report highlights a worrying increase in anti-Semitic…
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David SimsEssays

part of a novel by David Sims Brookstone School GSC
Columbus, Georgia
Mid- to late 2044 BROOKSTONE School had a minimum-IQ policy applicable to candidates for enrollment. They didn’t go by school grades because different schools had differing grade standards, and a 3.5 grade point average at one school…
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part of a novel by David Sims Morningside Elementary School
Atlanta, Georgia
April 2044 YOU don’t know me, but you will. My mom is Helen Hostetter, and through her I’m German and Swiss. My dad is Bren Jones, and his ancestry is mostly English and Scottish. I get my blonde hair from both sides.…
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by Lord Dunsany “WAY FOR us,” said the North Wind as he came down the sea on an errand of old Winter. And he saw before him the grey silent fog that lay along the tides. “Way for us,” said the North Wind, “O ineffectual fog, for I am Winter’s leader in his age-old war…
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by Lord Dunsany I SAW A workman fall with his scaffolding right from the summit of some vast hotel. And as he came down I saw him holding a knife and trying to cut his name on the scaffolding. He had time to try and do this for he must have had nearly three hundred feet to fall. And I could think of nothing but his…
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