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The Utopographer

By Billy | June 1, 2008

I am thinking about writing a piece of fiction. I know how I’d like it to end and I know the message I would like to convey. Thus, I have composed the first chapter in hopes that the rest will magically spring forth from my fingers. You will soon realize that this blog is about as random as anything you can imagine.

I’d appreciate any suggestions or questions you have since they will help me better myself. Critiques and criticisms are always welcome for all of my work. I’m trying out different titles, as well. A Utopographer is one who depicts Utopias, which is somewhat relevant to the plot here, just not in this Chapter.

Chapter 1:
It’s difficult to accept that you’ve been chosen even as it unfolds before your eyes. The human mind has an impeccable ability to explain away what we experience in such a way that we don’t have to leave our emotional comfort zone until it’s absolutely necessary. Even then, few will choose to believe it. I didn’t know I was chosen until well after it was happening; even if I knew, I don’t believe there would have been any way to stop it.* Hindsight shows me that I had no choice; Dr. Margana had chosen me for his experiment long ago. That’s the way it is. It had to be.
In the past I read stories with enthusiasm. They were but stories then; fiction. Not for a moment did I imagine I would (or even could) find myself tumbling down the rabbit hole and landing myself in Wonderland. Rather than following a peculiarly clothed, talking white rabbit, like Alice, I followed what all boys my age sought; a girl.

*They say that hindsight is 20/20, but it almost never is. Hindsight is clouded with fear that makes our “should haves” and “could haves” obvious. With true hindsight we realize why we chose the path we did, and understand.

(Chapter 2)

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