"But it's a lie," continued Yuffie. "It always has been, and there are those out there, that continue to believe. They allow themselves to be led. Believing they work for us. While they really take away our health services, our education, our..."
Yuffie looked across the masses, peering up at her. Silently, Idly, with lit faces.
"Our nations current leader is a cunt," she declared.
She sighed and stepped off the podium.
"I know," sighed Red. "But it didn't just get up and run away!"
"Maybe someone stole it," pondered Hydra.
"My soap box?" asked Red.
"Spectre looks shifty to me," replied Hydra.
"Spectre always looks shifty," grumbled Red. "Who ever stole it made a clean get away."
"Honestly," said Fuen, "I am not sure what everybody is."
"I don't follow," sighed Hydra.
"OK, so this place," explained Fuen. "It's like a crossing point, from the living world to the afterlife. It is an in between. When humans, animals, and even some plants die, they walk down the paths, to the main road, and follow it to the afterlife. But we live on here for a while. We are the ideas, opinions, hopes and dreams that linger after the living embodiment is gone."
"So I am just an opinion?" asked Hydra.
"You're a hope and dream Hydra," replied Yuffie. "That's why we don't let you play on the road."
Share 3 pieces of art or writing that speak to the theme “Resist” in a single post. No video or GIFs will be featured in the print magazine, but may be included in a special digital version of Not For Print.
Text submissions are limited to 1,000 words.
Include your name, a link to your portfolio, your location, and 2-5 sentences about the art you’ve submitted.
Peter Edwards, http://littlefears.co.uk/ , London.
The resistance needs to be more open, approachable, and not just shout down our opponents. We need to loose the soap box, drop the insults, and cultivate peoples positive hopes and dreams, whatever end of the political spectrum's we are on. We all share this earth, and no two people, either side of the fence, are exactly the same.
I think that's me done. Not sure if a text + image submission is allowed. Does this count as 3 or 6 submissions? Also worth noting, all original photos are from Unsplash.com, and are under the creative commons 0 license. Good luck everyone submitting to #Resist
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