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if the Bajorans had a name for Deep Space 9 other than "Terok Nor," the show never lets us know about it. I wonder if during the meetings leading up to the Federation taking over administration of the station, the name "Deep Space 9" was chosen *by* the Bajorans, drawing on Federation procedure, as a strategy to replace the emotionally charged name of what was essentially a labor camp with something more bureaucratic and anodyne?
One of my audience lingers after I have finished my story.
"I missed the start, where's that from?"
"Nowhere, I made it up myself," I reply.
He looks baffled. "Is that allowed?"
In some other reality I am cool; say "No" and walk away.
In this, I open my wallet. "I have a permit."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories
They left handprints on the cave wall.
They wrote their names in cuneiform, in ogham, in runes and glyphs and letters.
To say: I was here.
It's a great time to read Sustainable Energy Without The Hot Air, an easy to read book asking if/how we can stop using fossil fuels. There are great ballpark estimates, which make the huge numbers instantly understandable. Free pdf. https://withouthotair.com/
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