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THE ORANGE WAR (standard:Satire, 280 words)
Author: kendall thomasAdded: Jun 20 2011Views/Reads: 5625/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
A land of eternal war.
 



The C. sinensisians were at war with the C. Aurantiums. The war had been
going on for as long as anyone could recall. Even in the ancient 
writings of the Old Ones, a race of prehistoric beings that evolved 
from orangutans, the war between the C. Sinensisians and the C. 
Aurantiums was recorded. The beginnings shrouded in the mist of time. 

The cause of the war centered around the belief of the C.Sinensisians
that everyone should eat their sweet oranges. However, the C. 
Aurantiums believed everyone should eat their sour oranges. This was no 
small matter, for oranges were the only source of food on the planet. 

Most consumers liked both varieties of oranges, but they were powerless
to stop the conflict because they were unable to organize a labor union 
to enforce their will. 

No one had the courage to speak out, for there were two political
parties. Those who supported the C. Sinenisians and those who supported 
the C. Aurantiums. Each thought their party was the correct one and 
viciously denounced members of the other, even to the point of 
inflicting physical abuse. Solutions were never agreed upon because the 
wealthy, who benefited from the conflict, held stock in one or the 
other orange variety and didn't want to lose the power that their 
wealth gave them. 

To maintain this power the stockholders created economic, social and
educational instability making it impossible for consumers to ever get 
organized. 

Eventual someone concocted a virus that would kill off all the oranges
of the C. Aurantiums. Unfortunately, someone else concocted another 
virus that would kill off all the oranges of the C. Sinenisians. 

Peace finally reigned. Everyone starved to death. 


   


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