Monthly Archives: October 2012

Using the Initiative


I made a friend a while ago who thinks he has the best job in the world. From government records and through field trips, he recruits the top women on earth. He searches for beauty, intelligence, but above all, that spark. What they used to call the ‘X-factor’ before it became a dirty word. He calls himself a talent scout for the future of humanity. Although he is a card-carrying infertile he’s a decent looking guy and every once in a while manages to cop off with a recruit. It’s a job he could have only dreamt of before the bombs. I can’t really think of a better line of work. Except mine of course. I am one of the people he is recruiting for.

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