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Sunday, February 13, 2011

A Small Life for a Big City

It's Sunday and I think we all deserve a good story.
This story does not take place on Earth. It does not take place in space.
This story takes place in the mind and should stay there.

This is an avant-garde story told in a modern noir perspective.
I am using the game Minecraft to give visual to my words.
I used my time two weeks ago to build this background, so please enjoy.

To start, it is highly recommended you play this song along while you read the remaining portion:


I am the mayor of my own world. This world is known as Mungtropolis. A couple of years ago, I escaped the clutches of suppressing figures and set off to create something beautiful.

After gaining the support of others, and losing some in the process, I finally helped in building the city I dreamed of for so long.

This city had everything. Everything from the general store to the city armory. I know what you are thinking. Why would a beautiful place need something like an armory. Well, in order to see the light you have to include the dark.

If something beautiful had nothing ugly to it, would it still be considered beautiful?



The simple civil buildings were soon in order and the first year we saw great progress. The bank saw great business. New clients each day and great wealth was stored deep into the city. The Fire Department, Courthouse and Police Headquarters was set up to assure everything would remain safe.





For entertainment, the residents could embrace in the nightlife of the city. We had a restaurant and even some adult entertainment, for those who had no shame in themselves.



The city grew their own food and had a steady water supply from the water tower. We managed our resources correctly and were never short on food or water. Along with the basic needs, the city had a communal storage unit where the residents of town could deposit and withdraw anything they wanted.



I built my house with my own hands and I designed it after a castle I saw when I was young. Everyone deserves to have rule from their own castle at some point in their life. At the time, I didn't know that would be my one and only time to reside in a castle.

Years passed and everything was perfect. It was beautiful.
According to the Greeks, the term utopia means "no place."
My city no longer existed. It was spaceless and timeless.
If the Greeks were to visit the city back in those days, they would find no place.

How naive is it to believe this could have lasted? This could actually carry on forever. You would think something outside of space and time would not fall eventually.
However, like all things, gravity and mass came into contact and brought space and time with it.

This is when the flood came and washed the city away. It killed all the citizens, except for me. It destroyed many buildings and left many hazards. You would be surprised by how many fires can actually start from water. You might be wondering why I was the only who survived that day. I, myself, cannot and may not be able to ever answer that question.





The city that was once not bound by time or space was no place at all.
If the Greeks were to visit the city then, they would find no place.

It took me a while to come to my senses and realize what had happened. I knew I could not stay here anymore and realized what I had to do.

I knew the only way to make myself happy would be to become the mayor of a new city. A city that would be my own. It would exist in my own world and there would be no opposition from anyone. The suppressing flood became a figure in the back of my mind.

That lasting moment became a distant memory and I set off to create something beautiful.
The End
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How did you like this short fiction? Have any questions, comments, or concerns?
Let me know what you think and tell me if I should do more of these.

50 comments:

  1. It was happy... then sad... then happy again. Interesting story and pretty unique with Minecraft. At least I've never seen someone do that before. Great read !

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  2. Lol, great story. Did you really set fire to your own building for this story? I hope not, so much time wasted in building stuff you'll burn down. Good stuff. and great song to go along with it all.

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  3. Nice blog, great story! I liked it. Followed!

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  4. Love the randomness and creativity in your posts!

    It was pretty cool to have the music playing while reading the story too! The extra little touch that puts you into the story.

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  5. Minecraft is an excellent game. So much to be done and requires a creative mind! Great blog man keep up the good work!

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  6. Wooow! Did you create this minecraft world? the pics? it looks awesome cool post, followed back :)

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  7. Brilliant, very impressed on both the world creating and the storyline! I'd live in Mungtropolis.

    Keep up the good posts

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  8. I really should try out Minecraft

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  9. I like blog!!!

    nice weekend

    $upporting bro!!

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  10. OMG! I love minecraft! What texture pack are you using?

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  11. I really liked this story. Along with the music, it created a dissonant sense of belonging and segregation, almost as if you were trying to say all utopia's are a dystopian in a way. I'd definitely love to see more.

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  12. Impressive buildings. Bet it took a while.

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  13. i like the minecraft pics that go with it

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  14. Wow what a nice minecraft setup youve got! jealous for sure.

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  15. Lots of great workmanship here with superb imagination, keep up the good work.

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  16. nice story, really enjoyed it, nice blog too!

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  17. i like the story and the screenshots that you have posted with it, very original ^^

    http://skybluetrading.blogspot.com/

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  18. Excellent story, and the song really did go with it!

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  19. Doesn't everything exist in the mind? ;)

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  20. Great imagery. You almost didn't need minecraft to paint the pictures. Your words did it well.

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  21. good use of minecraft to enhance the story I enjoyed it.

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  22. Mungtropolis made from Minecraft?!

    EPIC!! Haha, good play, sir.

    Following and supporting.

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  23. Not only was that awesome, but the music was definitely an added bonus. If only books could do that. I'm following you man. Return the favor? Thanks

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  24. very creative man, nice visuals. followed!

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  25. Heh, sweet story. Following for the next installment.

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  26. .... and then the creepers came... Looking forward to seeing more.

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  27. Great story and nice use of Minecraft

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  28. With Minecraft you can create anything... Even good stories.

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  29. Minecraft fictions are the only type of fictions dealing with videogames that I will read! I thought it was an excellent story, and it is true that a small flood in minecraft can lead to widespread destruction in the game world. I look forward to future posts. Again, great story!

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  30. Wow, thats looks amazing, I'm going to play Minecraft just now after seeing that, lol.

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  31. Does your city need a clock tower?
    I could build one with redstone circuits.

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  32. Minecraft is awesome. Good story man

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  33. I thought it was great! Everyone does need their own castle.

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  34. Gotta love minecraft, creates so much potential.

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  35. i gotta say, brought back some GREAT memories!
    note: i helped build the city haha.
    followed
    http://tncsrb.blogspot.com/

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  36. What a create, fun and well-made story

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  37. looks like a lot of work
    followed

    ballandkicks.blogspot.com

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  38. Happy Vday and great blog, ill be following you. Check my blog out too if youd like!

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  39. that's sick! I don't have the patience to make something like that, so I appreciate it when someone can.
    Happy Valentine's Day!

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  40. I love minecraft, I know we have similar tastes in music

    http://thissh1tsucks.blogspot.com/
    subscribe guys

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  41. This is an excellent story! haha
    following :)

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  42. I don't know what to say but: Excellent, please post more Minecraft stories!! :D

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