Post-Civilisation Benefits of Public School* Education

(c) Barbara W. Beacham

The A&B Building was made entirely from driftwood,’ she says, patting the wood pile. ‘So it can be done.’

She’s a treasure trove of half-truths and and pseudo-facts. She delivers them with confidence and conviction, though.

Like that building she’s referred to; it had a driftwood facade, but it looked the deal – like her. Nobody cares what I know – I didn’t learn the art of public speaking before civilisation collapsed. Why do they still mistake eloquence for expertise?

Today, though, she injects everybody with the enthusiasm to build  shelter with the material at hand.

The faster, the better. The weather is turning, even if she doesn’t believe it.


*When we say public, we mean private, obviously.

Honestly, I think I’ve written the beginning of a dystopian romcom for MFtS this week. Anybody want to read on?

20 thoughts on “Post-Civilisation Benefits of Public School* Education

  1. You’ve invented a genre! She sounds like a lot of leaders – fake it well enough and they will follow. She’s got a point, though – that storm cloud looks awful big.
    And that photo is fascinating

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      1. Ooh, another serial – they are very addictive to read. I shall look forward to that. I wonder how long that crazy building lasted in Alaska? And why build it in the first place? Looks amazing, though.

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          1. Thanks, that was great. Skagway – brilliant name for a town. I can just imagine the brotherhood meeting in there, chewing the fat over the weather, the hard life, enjoying a warm fire and maybe a drink or two. An inpirational building


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