and the rest is your imagination

The Souvereign

The prince felt that thinking was unnecessary, it had caused him too many problems. So he forbade it for all his subjects. The many discussions were annoying for him, after all only his thoughts were the really good ones – and so they became the only ones in his kingdom. And it satisfied him how powerful he was and how much he had his subjects under control.

Satisfied, he leaned back into his throne, fell asleep and woke up in time for dinner. All his subjects were already sitting at the table – his wife and two children. They remained silent and stared into emptiness. Because they were forbidden to think, they could hardly think of any good topics to talk about. „Tomorrow it should rain,“ the mother finally said.

Der Herrscher

Das Denken empfand der Fürst als überflüssig, zu viele Probleme hatte es ihm bereitet. Also verbot er es für all seine Untertanen. Die vielen Diskussionen waren lästig für ihn, schließlich waren nur seine Gedanken die wirklich guten – und so wurden sie auch zu den einzigen in seinem Reich. Und es befriedigte ihn, wie mächtig er war und wie sehr er seine Untertanen im Griff hatte.

Zufrieden lehnte er sich in seinen Thron zurück, schlief ein und wurde pünktlich zum Abendessen wieder wach. All seine Untertanen saßen bereits am Tisch – seine Frau und seine beiden Kinder. Sie schwiegen und starrten ins Leere. Weil ihnen das Denken verboten war, fielen ihnen kaum noch gute Gesprächsthemen ein. „Morgen soll es regnen“, sagte die Mutter schließlich.

and the rest is your imagination

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Ralf

Based in Berlin I write and draw about my everyday impressions and thoughts. I earn my living as a content director, planning digital communication for ministries and public organisations.