this is uncomfortable

we are making the world a better place

There were things hiding inside of her I wasn’t equipped to see and this collapse ripped her open to me. I searched her cavities for symbols that would betray her true nature, but found nothing I could read, just a vast absence containing her poverty of morals. I should’ve known, the need for my presence in her life was never love, only a sluice of goodness she would let flood the gulley of her body when she needed to appear human.

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In the tradition of Albert Camus’ The Fall and Vladimir Nabokov’s The Eye, K.I. Hope navigates the internal workings of one mind as it steadfastly trims and skims speech in the main medium of modern communication: the Internet.

As new content is created constantly online, who shapes what we ultimately see? Speech may be free but it is still limited in scope, and those boundaries are further defined not by the government, but the platforms used for expression. Being subjected to terms of service is only the beginning, as the consequences of limiting language extend beyond the screen, spreading across cities, silencing certain parts of society from speaking on the issues that affect them most.

We Are Making The World A Better Place traces the narrative of a person who is in such employ, as they remove words with all the fervor of a zealot, hell bent on bringing every conversation to a quiet, harmonious conclusion.