Not going to lie, I often enjoy hopping in on certain writing prompts, and while I know the OP wanted one thing, go along with in a completely different direction. In this case, humanity gets a message to “be quite” instead of “be quiet.”

Very short, but very rofl.

Done on October 8, 2020.

Note: My writing for Reddit writing prompts is different for brevity. While this is a good example of my writing, I often omit backstory and several details to create a concise post. Please look at my other works if you’re looking for my more regular style of writing.

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And it was easy for humanity to be quite. You see, they were quite accurate in their starship development, sciences…even simple things such as placing a shopping mall on Mars.

They remained quite accurate, quite scientific, quite humorous, quite determined. The quite never stopped.

When they finally reached those that had responded to them, those aliens facepalmed. How they wished their scientist learned how to spell. Humanity was supposed to stay quiet, not stay quite. Now they were doomed.

But there was nothing to worry about. Because humanity had been quite for centuries, it was time for them to be quite again. Quite defensive, quite victorious, quite imposing.

And it worked!

Now as humanity spreads across the galaxy centuries later, the legend is passed down. They are the race that took the warning of “be quite”.

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Recipient: [REDACTED]

Hey there, it’s me. I hope you’re well.

To make a long story short, my device suffered catastrophic hardware failure. GPS chip is fried and the main transmitter won’t lock on to transmit data. I had to use another in the meantime.

Unfortunately, while swapping to a new device during a backup, I lost your chat log. Including your number ID. The temporary device I was using did not save nor port over any information whatsoever. When I tried to get in touch with you where we originally met, I found that you deactivated your presence there.

I am now in the conundrum that I cannot contact you in any way whatsoever, no matter how much I want to. And believe me, I do; I’d love nothing more than that.

This is on top of you actually having the last word, asking me a question. A question that I said I’d put off till morning and answer you in good detail, once I got my device working to where I wanted it to.

I’m fully aware it does look like I left you hanging and have not answered your inquiry. And for that, I sincerely apologize. That wasn’t my intention, never was. I’d love to answer your question, and continue talking to you.

That said, you can reach out to me. You still have my information that I’ve given to you, and have artwork I shared with you with addresses to this website and other places (a by-product of watermarking my work). Long story short, you have every tool to reach out to me. This is up here in case you do end up here, following those leads to your curiosity.

This wasn’t on purpose. Life has been unfair to me in a few ways, and this is a byproduct of this. I wouldn’t have this for you to find if I wanted to vanish.

Just like comm arrays point out to the cosmos, I’m here, and listening. I wish you the best either way.


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So if you got your first vaccine shot in Greenevile at Walgreens (specifically #11907 at 104 Asheville Hwy), you might’ve gotten a text/email/phone call that it was time for your 2nd dose, and to schedule it. You might’ve also noticed that you’re unable to select that same store (or any in Greeneville for that matter) for scheduling your 2nd shot. Mainly, app and phone call-ins.

Why is this?

Truth be told, my intel doesn’t know honestly. I know when called and presented with this issue (i.e, “Why the heck can’t we schedule per the directions?”), the response was “Just walk in early in the morning without an appointment.”

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