Noah's Trouble

I take such things as good and bad as justice, as if they were an absolute

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“You got that right, he said. “I am the living embodiment of selfishness. I make things that no one else but me could imagine. I try to be as ordinary as possible. I never see others but myself, so I don’t have the naïve optimism of others. I am very cynical about everything that happens in life, because I believe that the world will show me the right time to be out in the world and I will already be there.

I am ready to die if need be. I have to be with you in case things turn out badly. But I didn’t make it in spite of everything.”

“You’re a born pessimist,” she said. “You’ll get yourself into trouble, so don’t treat me like a naive curmudgeon. Because I love you.”

“I take such things as good and bad as justice, as if they were an absolute. But I’m like a work of art, I study all the angles, I’m always ready to criticize, to sneer, to take a hard turn, if necessary. And I’m glad you don’t have to. And what are you going to do? Are you going to give everything you have to the government?”

“Yes,” she said, “I’m going to do everything in my power to have you released.”

“They’re going to see that I’m the man all right, the one who’s going to have to bear the responsibility.”

“You don’t have to sacrifice anything, Noah. Someone must have your freedom. You’re a utopist, not a socialist.”

“But I’m not making it easy for you.”

“I wouldn’t have thought you were.”

“If it turns out that you’re only using me to try to make things easier for yourself—”

“Look,” she said. “I understand everything you’re saying, but you must.”


Editor’s Notes

Written by AI, using my random-temp generator script, and using my postmodern model, which is a fine-tuning of gpt-2 774M. Chosen from among the other recently generated stories by me, a human.


Added paragraph and quotation formatting. Changed one name to another randomly generated name.


Title was human-derived by me from the generated text

Plagiarism Checked

Plagiarism checked with my orchestration code around Plagiarism-Basic against the dataset

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