THE ERASER #6

Chris R-0098 Image by Christine Renney

Tanner had often considered creating a pamphlet of his own, writing and distributing it anonymously. It would be a manual of sorts, offering advice on how to recognise the troublemakers, those challenging the system, but more importantly those who haven’t yet but who might.
Whenever he began putting it together in his head it always seemed absurd. The notion that people should be suspicious of others based on their haircut or the kind of clothes they wore, or which newspaper they took, the music they listened to, the books they read.
Just because someone visited the library and checked out a novel by a long ago formerly banned writer it didn’t necessarily mean that particular someone would become a conspirator. A pamphlet might help, yes, but really it would be little more than a list of traits and affectations, of mannerisms and possible signs and it wasn’t enough.

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4 thoughts on “THE ERASER #6

  1. chrisnelson61 February 18, 2018 / 11:28 pm

    And so things escalate: persecution based on traits which one individual finds distasteful – perhaps there is a revenge element here – is only the beginning. I can still sense a possible hint of deflection though. I’m enjoying this, Mark – when’s the film coming out! Great photo too.

    • markrenney2 February 19, 2018 / 2:07 pm

      Ha! Thanks Chris.The original idea was that these posts would work as individual stand alone pieces as well as building a longer story, but the further along I get the more difficult it is to do. I appreciate your patience.

      • chrisnelson61 February 19, 2018 / 2:16 pm

        I think that they still do. Perhaps it’s because I have followed them that I am interpreting them as a longer piece. Interesting how perception works.

      • markrenney2 February 19, 2018 / 2:22 pm

        Thank you Chris.

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