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Silence is of the gods; monkeys chatter. - Buster Keaton

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“With it all, you wouldn’t believe a comedian could be so serious. He showed them all how to underact. He could tell his story by lifting an eyebrow. He could tell it by not lifting an eyebrow. Buster was his own best gagman. He had judgment, taste; never overdid it, and never offended. He knew what was right for him.”
- Clyde Bruckman to Rudi Blesh

“With it all, you wouldn’t believe a comedian could be so serious. He showed them all how to underact. He could tell his story by lifting an eyebrow. He could tell it by not lifting an eyebrow. Buster was his own best gagman. He had judgment, taste; never overdid it, and never offended. He knew what was right for him.”

- Clyde Bruckman to Rudi Blesh

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Got a writing prompt the other day: Write a 500 word story where the only way out is to dance.

Hadn’t written anything in a while. Here it is.

"The Realm"

by Tracy S. Wolfe

To be accepted, all that was necessary was to smell right and be female. Or so they thought. The scientists in project control never suspected the exploratory-embed team would have to dance to survive. But to get back home, dance they must so the women queued up behind the true inhabitants of “The Realm”.

The creatures in line before them strode onto the “hexant” as they called it, the arena where the laboring class shimmied and gyrated (conveying their worthiness to the community), and shared their treasures before the supreme leader and its court.

Tessa tried to help her companions prepare for what was to come, for it was only she who understood it.

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