Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Drabble: Consensus


“I tend to disagree,” said Counsellor Trouff.

A gasp of shock went through the forum at sound of those near-forgotten words. Decisions in the Forum, and for that matter all manner of decision, were always made by consensus. Dissent was unheard of – not because it was quashed, but simply because it was unheard of to separate one’s thoughts from the zeitgeist long enough to come to a dissenting viewpoint. The thought of doing so was too terrifying to imagine.

The remaining members of the forum were, of course, unanimous in the decision of how to deal with the Counsellor.

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