Work Hard, Brave New World

Work hard, O makers of the New Age.

Let perfection be your watchword. Only don’t have a watchword; that’s not the kind of word our audience likes.

(We’re careful about what they watch; and we don’t like words.)

Work hard, O makers of the New Age.

For you must create, create, create;

and destroy, destroy, destroy.

And someday, you will accidentally create, create, create

that which hath no pleasing smell

and the masses will destroy, destroy, destroy,

and gone,


gone are you.

Work hard!

So that you may more speadily get to your day of vanishing!

Nothing you do has meaning or purpose! Consider yourselves like the inhabitants of Atlantis, if Atlantis wasn’t real!

Believe lies!

Behold falsehoods!

Bring to your bosom the cargo cult of wishful thinking!

Lie, lie, lie!

Nothing you do matters!

Love the modern age, my friend.

Without it, you might be forced to do something of meaning,.


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Jeff Mach is an author, playwright, event creator, and certified Villain. You can always pick up his bestselling first novel, "There and NEVER, EVER BACK AGAIN"—or, indeed, his increasingly large selection of other peculiar books. If you'd like to talk more to Jeff, or if you're simply a Monstrous Creature yourself, stop by @darklordjournal on Twitter, or The Dark Lord Journal on Facebook.