four fundamentalist teenagers in front of a metropolitan railway car

Posted on November 19, 2009

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Winner of the the Metazen “Image to Text Conversion” contest.
Picture by Metazen – an online metafiction journal edited by Frank Hinton.


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That morning, four children appeared in front of the train, which was ready to depart and would carry them to an institution where they’d spend the day yawning while pondering how to begin their life in the most astonishing fashion. Their clothes were coloured flags of countries undreamed of that withstood all weathers like perennial plants and harboured machine guns, automatic rifles and grenade launchers made by the best for the boisterous. They were: a jew, a buddhist, a christian and a muslim, and they were ready for school.

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