Bodies

The bodies filled the streets, and people stopped and stared. There were bodies everywhere. They were all going about their business, just like that.

You were there somewhere, walking around.

Some of the bodies were considered remarkable. Some of the bodies were considered obscene. Some of the bodies were considered too big, or too small, or too old.

Some of the bodies were not considered at all.

Some of the bodies had featured in stories and in films and paintings and photographs. Some of the bodies were spectacular in their athleticism, or their youth, or their sexual attractiveness. Some of the bodies were spectacular because of what they had survived.

Some of the bodies were notable largely as a result of how they looked in clothes, or their ability to dance, or the comfort and/or pleasure they gave others, or the comfort and/or pleasure they gave their owners.

Some of the bodies were practical. Some of the bodies were terrifying in their rage.

Some of the bodies had given birth. Some of the bodies had been pregnant but had never given birth. Some of the bodies had never been pregnant. It took all sorts. Read the rest of this entry »