Friday, November 1, 2013

Wiping The Slate


For one to be considered a productive, contributing, and acceptable member of The Community required every individual to abide by three very simple yet undeniable conditions: contain, conform, comply.

One must contain their personal feelings and opinions such that others need not be placed at risk for exposure to, potentially, awkward or undesired emotional states.

One must conform to the accepted societal norms of personal behavior and social interaction such that others need not be placed at risk for eorm to the accepted societal norms of personal behavior and social interaction such that others need not be placed xposure to exclusion or required to satisfy inconvenient obligations.

One must comply with the established and time-honored laws and ordinances governing every aspect of life in The Community such that others need not be placed at risk for exposure to unscrupulous, harmful or dangerous interpersonal interactions.

His entire life, James-B-27 had been admonished for his inability to conduct himself properly and so none found it surprising when, at length, he was subjected to the ultimate punishment for his misdeeds: Individuality Deletion.


This story was written for the weekly Five Sentence Fiction flash fiction writing prompt: erased. 

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