Industrialized RomanceIndustrialized RomanceThe fog rolls in at quitting time -Battered cap at my feet.Five pence earned by a daily grind -Maybe enough to eat.Wind-up monkey on my shoulder,Zeppelins float in the sky.Steeples struggle to pierce the smog -Crosses hide as if shy.God is dead, and Darwin killed him.Though, Nietzsche had a handNatural selection reigns now -Blame it for where I stand.Tuneless tin drum revolves once more,Phony primate dances.Passing children laugh, hop, and pointDads give side-long glances.For I am a beggar by trade -Musician by proxy.A fellow neither blind nor lame -My burden is boxy.Soon enough the song is finished,The hat still just as light.Time to wind down my brass monkey-Pack it up for the night.Street organ slung low and silent.Steam-carriage rattles by.Tesla-coil lamps buzz to life.I walk on with a sigh.Squalor mingles free with splendor-Industry does not care.Machines rob us of our duties,No one hears our soft prayer.Oh, I used to be my ow
Victory Garden - SynopIn the After Times humanity lives in a world shattered by disaster and reclaimed by both Nature and things most unnatural. The Others, as they are called, resemble creatures of legend or are horrors spawned by science gone mad! Still Mankind is nothing if not a stubborn beast and has managed to claw their way back to some level of civilization.Our tale takes place in a region known as Wuthering where several cities and towns have bound together in defense against threats human and inhuman. A young woman must keep a promise her father made in haste to a terror left over from before the Fall by travelling into the very den of the elder horror.She is not ready for what she is about to face.Then again, neither is the Other she is beholden too..
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