The Long Download

The Long Download

The Long Download is an edited mashup of prose and poetry from various sources. Many of the sources are my own writing, but also include public domain or Creative Commons 0 texts such as detective stories, mythology, and computer programming and encryption software manuals.

I used Charlie Stross’ Lovebible PERL script which involves using a Markov chain to mash up the text sources and then I picked out sentences and phrases and edited as necessary for the sake of the narrative.

My favorite line is:

“She defragmented reality corridors like the bottom drawer of my soul with dim lighting overhead and public-key cryptography.”

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