Whenever he thinks on it, The Banjoman guffaws at the pointlessness due to arbitrariness of the myriad forms of rule making he has seen across countless worlds and realms.
Then the Lord of Limbo would always smile to recall the universe where humans had found the answer to conflict resolution and had brought peace to their world.
On Earth 17, The Three Lives Accord, 2034 decreed that lawyers and politicians be replaced with single-match, winner-take-all bouts of the arcade version of the 1983 two-player Mario Bros. game as the universal means of conflict resolution for all of humankind’s disagreements.
25 cents each.
Three lives apiece.
For fortune may only ever favour
the wiser path.
The Andy Crowley Saga