August 3, 2011

The Powers of Green

The colors don’t like to talk politics, but when they do they usually have something in particular to say.

The colors demanded to know where Green planned to put all the studio apartments. This was their concern. Light Blue with the help of Green conjured his studio apartment in downtown Detroit and that was fine by everyone but they were concerned how additional studios conjured in their own cities might change the character of the surroundings.

Green appeared empathetic before pledging to help conjure a home wherever a color so desired. Green’s lack of empathy following feigning empathy demonstrated Red’s weapon of choice these days: Patience. Unforced errors were becoming the hallmark of the upstart crowd. In fact, Green’s star fell as heartily as it had risen. Green could have had it all is how Red viewed the proceedings but the reality was Green didn't value popularity. Green seemed to care mostly about shaming the colors for caring more about urban ambiance than whether their brothers and sisters sleep inside or outside. A couple colors considered marginally articulate objected to Green’s worldview, saying they were happy Green was assisting with conjuring homes for those who can’t, but the colors’ identity was based on where they lived and they couldn’t risk disruption with dense housing. 

The suggestion was bandied about that Green should conjure the studio apartments all in one place, create a whole new city, maybe out in the middle of the desert, and after more commotion over the prospect of a new city and how forward-thinking and humane that might be, Green quieted everyone with a look around and reminded each color within earshot that she planned to conjure homes for colors who can’t by themselves wherever they so happened to desire. As stated, Green’s star dimmed without delay.

Red was reassured as to the natural order of things, noting that she hadn’t felt the need to administer an ass-whoopin’ since she was forced to remove Blue from power at the beginning of time. And with Green securely labeled an oddball, Red felt the presence of no threats. So while the colors were talking among themselves and firming up the storyline of Green and Light Blue and what was to come in the way of studio apartments, Red quietly found White and served him a series of lumps.

Here's the next part.

2 comments:

Brian Miller said...

i am really liking green...that star is getting brighter to me...smiles. red though, hmmm....

She Writes said...

A couple colors considered marginally articulate objected to Green’s worldview, saying they were happy Green was assisting with conjuring homes for those who can’t, but the colors’ identity was based on where they lived and they couldn’t risk disruption with dense housing.

Indeed, Ed. Isn't this the way of things?