Brian's Song

The Unbearable Lightness of Evening

19 September 2022

  • Sleepy & hungover at a screaming child's birthday party, wearing a raggedy Pluto the Dog costume that smelled of sweat and, strangely, Little Debbie snack cakes, Brian Leggaro wondered to himself, "How did it come to this?"
    Benjamin C avatarBenjamin C6/27 5:30am
  • “I was going to be a star. I was going to be the next Pauly Shore, the next Gallagher, the next Carrot Top. I was drawing the crowds, I had some solid roles in decent movies. Now here I am in a sweaty knockoff Disney costume. I blame that robot movie.”
    Sean K avatarSean K6/27 11:06am
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  • “Robots are taking our jobs and putting us out of a living wage. What are we to do, just stand there? I want my role back! Make me an actor again! We need more human representation!” The robot gave him a blank stare. “Beep boop.” “Fine, you’re right…”
    Jay K avatarJay K6/30 4:55am
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  • “But this isn’t over!” He stormed out of the casting office. “Beepity boop?” “Boop.” The streets were full of robots, with not a single person to be found. He walks a lonely road, the only one that he has ever known. Don’t know where it goes, but it's home to him, he walks alone.
    Jacob S avatarJacob S7/15 1:20pm
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  • As the sun set & splattered the sky in deep hues of warm light, he saw, for the very first time, the earth's raw beauty. All his life he'd lived in a metal, blue-hued world, but before him, the sky welcomed him to something freer. In his heart, he vowed to ascend to that place.
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The End