Of Mouse and Mankind

Copyright - Marie Gail Stratford
Copyright – Marie Gail Stratford

The Modern Thinkers Conference convenes, and as participants from around the globe take their seats they hear gunshots in the distance.

“What we are witnessing with these continual outbreaks of violence are organisms that are unable to adapt to their environment,” says the conference leader. “We need to get creative.”

Someone in the back speaks up. “So, what you are saying is that as technology advances, our chance of survival against threats from within our own species will require not only critical thinking but creativity.”

“Yes, exactly, creativity is vital for future survival.”

“Such as?”

“Personalizing our workspaces, of course.”


I must confess that lately it seems there is so much talk without substance going on in the world that I am beginning to see the appeal of earbudding through life. Yes, I verbalated a noun. Yes, I created a new term for turning a noun into a verb. Verbalated. Spread it around. Okay, now that I’ve gotten my creative fix for the week, I’ve got to get my study on. Creativity abounds as Friday Fictioneers share their stories. You can check out what they are up to here. Thanks for reading.