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    Quote Originally Posted by YesNo View Post
    Yesterday the last human editor of a literary magazine of any value was replaced by a robot.

    All quality texts now come from AI authors with results beyond belief. Billions upon billions of young, avid pseudo-humans want to buy more.

    The meat-bodied human population has officially lost our literary race.
    This really short story achieves a lot considering the length. The tone is profoundly sad and the perspective is modern. I can see the truth in your words and relate as a writer. The first line hit me like a lightning bolt. I love literature and books. The third line is clever with a double meaning. Thanks for sharing YesNo.
    While the truncheon may be used
    in lieu of conversation,
    words will always retain their power.
    Words offer the means to meaning,
    and for those who will listen,
    the enunciation of truth.

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    Thanks, Grit! I was shown a link a few days ago about how an AI computer wrote a book that got to the second rung in some literary contest. That may or may not be easy to do, but I felt depressed after reading that. Maybe writing books is like playing chess? Or maybe not.

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    "Love is for the weak, love is for the weak," she kept repeating to herself.
    He walked into the room, and all rational thoughts dissipated.
    "I've missed you," she said.
    He stared at her, moving a bit closer, and said, "I just don't feel the same way."
    "All gods are homemade, and it is we who pull their strings, and so, give them the power to pull ours." -Aldous Huxley

    "Sooner murder an infant in its cradle than nurse unacted desires." -William Blake

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    smart approached river foot hurting held his bible said to himself he fortunate to be alive
    tired in head man approached city foot better bible back by river he fragile
    essence the city paul needed new text he asked man to offer room man offered room good bed new text

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    Quote Originally Posted by YesNo View Post
    Thanks, Grit! I was shown a link a few days ago about how an AI computer wrote a book that got to the second rung in some literary contest. That may or may not be easy to do, but I felt depressed after reading that. Maybe writing books is like playing chess? Or maybe not.
    I have heard the idea as well, I have a 'wait and see' approach to the actualization. Hopefully they don't take the humanity out of writing until I'm dead lol.
    While the truncheon may be used
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    words will always retain their power.
    Words offer the means to meaning,
    and for those who will listen,
    the enunciation of truth.

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    star with some words removed

    smart approached river foot hurting held bible to himself he fortunate to be alive
    tired head man approached city foot better bible back river he fragile
    essence city needed new text asked offer room offered room good bed new text

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    Idle story in fifty words
    Actually in forty-five because five were spent on the title. Well, to be short, there was this mouse in the cupboard. I didn´t know what to do with it so I added another mouse for company. They added more mice to the story.
    The end
    "You can always find something better than death."
    Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, The Bremen Town Musicians

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    Nice story, Danik! Interesting and humorous. And almost half of the words were spent telling us about the story rather than telling the story.

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    Thanks, Yes/No. That was the idea. It´sactually more a joke than a story. And a way of reviving the thread.
    There are two or three threads of 50 words stories.
    Last edited by Danik 2016; 05-12-2017 at 09:53 AM.
    "You can always find something better than death."
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    Therapy with my imaginary friend

    Would you watch a movie about a dysfunctional couple who are vampires who save the world by eating all....?

    “No.”

    Why not?

    “It’s stupid.”

    It’s a comedy.

    “Really?”

    Well, it’s a dark comedy. It won prizes at all the film festivals. It got thumbs-up everywhere.

    “Would you watch it?”

    No.

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    Lol!I specially loved the title. The imaginary friend is somewhat tasked.
    "You can always find something better than death."
    Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, The Bremen Town Musicians

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    I'm glad you liked it, Danik! There's nothing like bringing an imaginary friend to the shrink. Two people get treated for the price of one.

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