Thumb War

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This was war. But what it needed, as all good wars, was a slogan.

“Three Two One – Thumb Fun”? No, that would never work. Too short, not catchy. No one would go to war for that.

“One Two, Thumb-Fu”? Catchy, but only really relevant if warring against Blackberry users or martial artists.

“One Two Three, Thumb-foolery”? Had possibility, but after the Great Thumb Blitz of ’87, we don’t get fooled again.

“One Two Three Four Five, Let’s all join in the thumb-fight drive”? No good. Brings about thoughts of USB flash drives.

“Four Five Six Seven, Thumb-fight now, News at Eleven”? Good slogan for the nightly newscasts, but not catchy for those in the trenches.

Suddenly – Inspiration

“One Two Three Four, I Declare A Thumb War!” Yes, this was the slogan they had been vying for. This would inspire, this would unite. Yes! Let the battles begin. . .

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  1. Avatar Elisabeth L. Davis(LoA)

    This is brilliant. Wonderful way to imagine the coming about of the children’s chant.

  2. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    haha! how whimsical, and youthful, and inspired.

  3. Toonrmicon Robotech_Master

    This ficlet got merged with its counterpart, http://ficlets.ficly.com/stories/515, to make

    http://ficly.com/stories/8809

    as part of my “Crisis on Infinite Ficly” challenge.

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