Saturday, 1 December 2007

Pyramid Island

In 1483 a small island state, somewhere in the southern hemisphere, decided that what it needed was it´s very own pyramid. "A pyramid is a sign of a civilized and developed culture and every mordern people should have a pyramid. It can be used for many different things and gives it´s surroundings a sense of history and dignity.", the rulers/government said to it´s people. The people decided that this was true and that they should begin building it no later than now. They immediatley ran into some rather serious problems. What materials would they use? All they had was a small patch of vegetation and the rocky island itself. Work on the pyramid was halted before it had begun and the pyramid was never mentioned again and completely forgotten. A hundred years later, c. 1590, the rulers recieved an anonymous suggestion. "What we need is a pyramid." The rulers, unaware of the previous pyramid idea and it´s immediate failure, decided that this was a good idea, presented it to it´s people who agreed and started working on it immediately. They ran into the same problem. This time they decided to use the island itself as the building material and started slicing up the rocks. As time went by, the island grew smaller and taller with the small patch of green dissapearing gradually, but this did not seem to concern the islanders. The pyramid was completed by the last islander left on the pyramid island. He, like all the others, died of starvation shortly after completing the pyramid. The remains of this pyramid island can still be found today but there are no traces of the people who built it or their culture.
The end.

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