We never saw this day coming. Rain ceased to fall, cats ceased to purr, and clocks stopped ticking.

Their dirty second hands had overreached in their greed for relevance and upset the inner-workings of the larger system.

And so their hands were chopped off.

They became known as the “handless clan” and came to see their lack of hands as a blessing, not a curse.

It is easy to impress people when a handless person does everyday tasks.

If we analyze this, the fact that we are impressed may be an indication of subconscious prejudice against the tri-limbed people.

How many pianists have been discriminated against because of their extra abilities?

Every last one that has 3 arms has been dismissed as having an unfair advantage, regardless of talent.

The Association for Persons With Three Arms (APWTA) began to organize a protest of this unfair dismissal.

“Rights for Pentapeople!” “People with five limbs have rights too!”

At the end of the day, what all people want, regardless of limb number or other deformities, is to be recognized and treated with human decency.

-END-

These stories are collected from two evenings of collective story-telling at the theme house. Authors are credited in the tags.

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