Morality

  • New to the board or trying to figure out how something works here? Check out the User Guide.
  • New 2019 Hours: The message board is closed between the hours of 4pm ET Thursday and 8:30am ET Tuesday.

    As always, the Board will be open to read and those who have those privileges can still send private messages and post to Profiles.

Rrty

Well-Known Member
Jun 4, 2007
1,315
4,136
I posted the other day about "Mile 81" -- really liked the story except for the ending.

"Morality" is another story I finally got around to reading in the collection. No ambiguity here -- I loved this one, beginning, middle, end. In fact, I read the entire thing in one sitting even though I meant to only begin it since I had to be somewhere...no matter, I had to take it all in right away. Very compelling concept.

I could see this as a streaming series, with others being given morality challenges...yes, this has been done before in fiction (not sure about a television series, but there was a recent movie that had this theme), but I'm sure it could be done in a unique way.
 

GNTLGNT

The idiot is IN
Jun 15, 2007
84,951
338,666
57
Cambridge, Ohio
....I see where you're coming from-but there is enough deranged behavior on display 24/7....there was no redemption in this novella, nothing inspiring-we have enough of this inundating us daily-do we really need more?....
 
  • Like
Reactions: Rrty and Ebdim9th

Ebdim9th

Dressing the Gothic interval in tritones
Jul 1, 2009
6,107
21,792
Sometimes we're faced with people who appear to have no redeeming qualities, and no way to avoid them. If nothing else it puts the reader square in those crosshairs and teaches this bitter but not necessarily permanent lesson and state of affairs.
 

moomby

Member
Mar 26, 2017
7
21
Hmm I liked the development. It starts with two decent people who were pretty taken with each other and were trying to make ends meet, and eventually become the worst versions of themselves over something quite silly. It's almost a story about entropy - has the feel of Premium Harmony.
 

doowopgirl

very avid fan
Aug 7, 2009
6,838
24,268
61
dublin ireland
Hmm I liked the development. It starts with two decent people who were pretty taken with each other and were trying to make ends meet, and eventually become the worst versions of themselves over something quite silly. It's almost a story about entropy - has the feel of Premium Harmony.
I much prefer Morality to Premium Harmony. Morality was about finding parys of yourself you didn't necessarily know were there. Premium Harmony was really an episode in a couples life.
 
  • Like
Reactions: GNTLGNT
The Institute - Coming September 10th, 2019