Flash Fiction #177 – The Manuscript

Editor after editor rejects Margo’s story of a future where bigotry is dead and diversity is encouraged.

“No one wants world peace, give us an apocalypse,” they say.

Eventually, Margot, worn down by age, will throw her manuscript away.

Her book will be found in a dump after the Great Dictator bans media consumption.

It will be reprinted as women lose their rights.

It will be rewritten by hand as nonconforming individuals are hung in streets.

It will be memorized by children in the dark night of the apocalypse.

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