a work of flash fiction
I’ve been going through any doorway I could find for the last year. There was the backdoor in those creeps’ software program. I fell right out of that and landed in their bedroom. There was the door to the bathroom, where they made me try on different clothes like I was in that mall from Night of the Comet. There was the front door they left open when they went out to yell at the pizza guy. He’s not coming back and neither am I.
Turns out I’m flesh and blood. Brown hair and hazel…
You may have heard or read the terms “gaslit” or “gaslighting.” Short synopsis: These terms come from the play Gas Light and the subsequent movies named Gaslight. The concept of the play and film is that a newlywed starts seeing and hearing odd things. She thinks she’s going crazy and becomes desperate — “unmanageable,” as some people call it. (Spoiler…)
Turns out there is nothing wrong with her. Her new husband is manipulating her environment to make it seem like she is crazy.
Before Net Neutrality became a question mark, the internet was an open field. Depending on the end user’s speed, he or she could reach each website equally. AT&T’s homepage would come up just as quickly as Homestar Runner’s. This was Net Neutrality.
Until 2014, there weren’t rules governing Net Neutrality. It just was — like oxygen or spilling wine on carpet.
Obama stepped in and Made it So. He asked the FCC to classify the internet as a telecommunications vehicle. Therefore, the commercial entities wouldn’t be able to divvy it up.
The big internet providers and websites didn’t like this…