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All Day Wednesday

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Author: Richard Olin
Published: 1963
Language: English
Wordcount: 5,059 / 22 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 94
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 2,398
Added to site: 2009.12.15
mnybks.net#: 26031
Origin: gutenberg.org

Practically everybody would agree that this is Utopia....

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.. you know, in his mind. He did it perfect, thirty or forty times, just up to the knockout." Then he stopped and went through the whole round again.

"The doctors that examined him said that it happened because he ran into something he couldn't face."

Ernie said sourly, "Yeah. Rico's left fist."

"Maybe. But it gave me an idea."

"Oh?"

"Yeah. The idea is this: Could the world get knocked out that way? Suppose it did. Suppose everybody ran into something they couldn't take. Would they just run in a closed circle? Would they take a single day, like Marsetti took the sixth round, and just repeat it over and over again?"

Ernie scowled and stopped. They were outside the plant door. "Boy," he said, "you are a bug, ain't you? What are you trying to give me?"

"Just an idea, Ernie."

The suspicion that Jory was needling him came back. "Well, I don't like it," Ernie said scornfully. "In fact, I think it's nuts." He paused to think of something else to say, then shrug

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2014.02.26
Paulo Respighi
****.

A wry story about a guy who just wishes he'd be left alone. And change--he hates change. If only he could be sure some idiot wouldn't come along and change things.

Good main character and a baffling plot until the end. Cue Rod Serling.


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