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Monday, March 21, 2011

Saturday Centus (Monday edition)

Obviously, since I was out of town, I was unable to do this week's Saturday Centus on Saturday. So here it is, on Monday.

“Father,” I said as I followed him, “is it true that the lower classes choose their mates themselves?”

“I believe so,” Father replied. “Disgusting practice...but then, I suppose marriage is meaningless to the workers, isn’t it? They’re not like us.”

We stopped in front of the Bridal Curtain.

“It is a good match,” Father said. “Our family corporation, merged with your bride’s, will dominate six entire industries.”

“Yes, Father.” Together we recited the Pledge to the Corporate States of America. Then Father’s voice rang out:

“Bring forth my son’s bride!”

The curtain parted.

God bless the CSA.


Sue said...


Creative take on the prompt...and provocative, too!


Bonnie said...

Wow...I know you were just writing to the prompt, but it packs a (dare we say) political punch as well.

As in, I wouldn't be surprised if there actually was a C.S.A. in twenty years.

Kat said...

This is a clever take on the prompt. Unfortunately, it does feel like we are heading in that direction. Kat

jabblog said...

Marrying for love is so outdated and definitely lower-class. Great response to the prompt:-)

cj Schlottman said...

Wow! This satire of the lives of America's corporate leaders is spooky and real. A touch reality really punches up your small story. Great work.


Nonna Beach said...

Wow, Excellent take on the prompt !!! A great commentary and wake up call for now and in the future.

gaelikaa said...

Maybe arranged marriages will become the norm in the USA.

Jenny said...


I never thought of arranged marriages from this stand-point, but there is actually a lot of validity in what you wrote here.

What a thought provoking link from such a simple prompt.