Science Fiction Feature~ 'The Taskmaster'

New Feature: The Writer's Garden will begin featuring examples of well-written submissions if various content genres. Today we explore the science fiction genre with Daniel Thrasher, from Associated Content's The Taskmaster. Notice how he uses metaphor, syntax and timing to give us an inside-out look at what it would be like to see the world for the first time. Daniel's use of imagery is superb. His climax and denouement are perfectly timed.

The Taskmaster
There's an underground factory, mine, and living area for all Underlings. They complete tasks as transmitted to them by a Task Monitor in their heads. What if one Underling was suddenly, mistakenly granted that most magical of gifts: free will?
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