I haven’t think of the words to the Beatles’ ‘Revolution #9’:

…number 9, number 9, number 9…

Shaking my head, I wonder at how artsy-fartsy they got and turn my attention to the words to ‘Revolution’:

You say you want a revolution, well, you know, we all want to change the world…

Revolution is in the air. Mostly it smells like Molotov cocktails and tear gas, but still there’s something intoxicating about the topic. The 4th of July. Bastille Day. All those hipsters running around in Che Guivera shirts not knowing a darn thing about him. Viewed through the right lens, even Jesus was a revolutionary.

There’s just something exciting about the upheaval and the possibilities. Nothing will be as it was. Everything is up for question. Anything can happen.

So, ficlyteers, give me revolution! Not a challenge or anything, but I thought I’d throw the topic out there and see what popped up.

3 comments Posted 2011-02-28 Author: THX 0477


  • Anonymuncule

    Great topic idea, THX. I’ve always fancied a bit of social upheaval.

  • H.S. Wift

    I think I might give it a whirl. Les Mis is the only musical I’ve evr liked, possibly because of the name being ‘The Miserable Ones’, or the very low percentage of the cast that survive. Whatever the reason, I wound up loving the idea of revolution. Wether I can write a decent original revolution piece stands to be seen, though.

  • Jae

    Worth taking a hack at. The more I write, I see how many different subjects I’ve never tried my hand it. Seeing as exercise is necessary for development, I’ll have a go.