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Everybody seems to think I'm lazy; I don't mind, I think they're crazy...

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I Am Clever
Title: A Girl and Her Technology
Author: Moi, Smitty - aka Josée Smith, aka alec_towser
Rating: G; PG (take your pick)
Word Count: 452
Beta: None
Disclaimer: I OWN EVERYTHING!! :-D (Well, actually, I don't own the corporations that I based my pseudo-brand names off of, but other than that... everything is mine. :P)
AN: This is my second piece of original fiction; the first being "Two of Us", back in 2008. It was originally written for an English 12 assignment, so you don't have to read it if you don't want to.

Comments are appreciated - flames are not. :-/


Once upon a time, there was a girl. That girl was me. Now, when I was born, I lived a happy life - playing outside with my friends, socializing, and generally just having fun. And the funny thing was, I didn't need any technology to do that.

A few years passed, and a new object was brought into my household - something they called a Computer, which brought Computer Games into the my life. This took away some of my time; time that I used in the past to play outside with my friends and socialize. I also began to notice the vague outline of chains leading from the Computer to my wrists and ankles.

Several more years passed, and I got an Email (or two, or three). I began to use an online Web Messenger, and expressions like 'lol', 'brb', and ‘rofl’ became part of my vocabulary. I also got a Blog and a FakeBook account, which started to take up a lot of my time. I noticed that I was starting to spend a lot more time indoors than I ever had before, but oddly, it didn’t bother me all that much – after all, there were Friends to add, photos to tag, and applications to use. The chains had become more than outlines; they were now transparent, and growing more and more corporeal daily.

Pretty soon, I found my life was being more and more dominated by technology, every which way I turned. My FakeBook friend list grew and grew; I found that many of these people I NEVER EVEN TALKED TO, despite being such Close FakeBook Friends. Yet, I felt bad about removing any of them... they were my FRIENDS, after all. Would they notice that I had removed them from my List? Would they get mad? The chains were fully physical, now – connecting me to my Computer; to my Cell Phone; to my Technology; no matter where I went.

There were times when I felt like I was free, but it was not so – the chains were long, but they still ultimately connected back to the Technology. If I took the time to think about it, I would realize that I unfortunately could not live if my Cell Phone/Computer/Electronic Social Life were taken away. What had happened to me? When had I become so dependent on the Technology? Would I ever be able to be free?

The more I thought about it, the more I realized the awful truth – this was a monster to be feared; very much so. And unlike in the games and movies, there was no escape.


Today is Free Comic Book Day!

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That's so true.....

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