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Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Through a Lens, darkly
Letters to the editor:
Attention humans. To the people of St. Petersburg.
We, the Nthrkk, have been prisoners on your miserable
world for millennia. We speak as concerned citizens. At long last, our
interdimensional portalthe “Lens”was nearing completion. But you, in your ignorance St.
Petersburg voters have cancelled it for “aesthetic reasons.” In your
stupidity, you have closed the doorway of our escape from your primitive prison planet. Sadly, your limited intellects could not
comprehend our infinite anger. Take heart that we do not wish to destroy your
world, only leave it. Yet know that we shall lay your world to waste if you do
not change your minds. How sad. The Lens represents a fine aesthetic
statement in the spirit of Dale Chihuly. It’s something that would change our
city, change the perception of our city, and something that we could all be
proud of. We urge you nowthe citizens of St.Petersburg to
reconsider. Let the Lens be built. For your sake. And ours. For
Marty Fugate is an area critic, screenwriter, science fiction writer, humorist and cartoonist. He can, and will, write about anything for money. For links to his latest short story collection, go to: Marty Fugate