Back from AWP, The Artifice reveals the second installment in the eternal series


1815: A group of human replicant hipsters attend a Halloween gala dressed as robots and feel a keen sense of irony

1923: William Wordsworth, upon becoming a country singer and then a zombie, drags a plastic palm tree onto the grassy median of an interstate highway and scribbles furiously and marvels at all the spontaneous overflows of emotion concerning the devouring of gentry flesh in early morning fog

2013: After the first dawn of the apocalypse, the night actually grows darker as morning progresses, rendering moot the first of many cherished aphorisms

4869: Humanity discovers that good invisible fences make good invisible neighbors

1955: Albert Einstein either dies or begins infinitely traveling at the speed of light, but either way, he never ages past 76

2044: Seventeen years to the day after seventeen years to the day from now you reread this sentence and marvel at how it truly feels that exactly thirty-four years to the day have passed

1775: Paul Revere begins his ride from Charlestown to Lexington, Mass., warning the American colonists that after they win the soon to ensue war, the British will come in 1812 and raze the White House


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