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A new paved road was built through a piece a land. On one side the ground was muddy and sandy with many swamps present, and on the other side it was mountainous with many rocks and bushes.

Now, some people avoided the new road, and instead drove their cars through the muddy, sandy and rocky lands.

"What are you doing?", a man who was driving through the paved road, asked the other drivers.

"Why aren't you driving in this road? It is not a toll road, and eventually you pay the same, and by the damage your car takes, you pay even more if you continue like that. Besides, there are dangerous points, no signals, no bridges, and you may fall or sink somewhere!"

"What are you saying?!", the other drivers replied.

"Do you want to restrict our freedom?!"

The other driver tried in vain to change their mind, but they would not listen.

At that time, some people driving off-road vehicles and horses also stopped to listen.

"See!", the other drivers said to the man driving on the paved road, "They also drive or ride in this terrain without any problems!"

"But you do not have such vehicles or horses!", the driver on the paved road replied.

"No, no, you do what you want, but we will do what we want!", the other drivers replied.

So, they continued to drive in that bad terrain. Some lost their vehicles, some lost their lives, but it did not matter that much to them. Sometimes they passed through the paved road, or took it for a while, but it was just for convenience and as a shortcut, not as the only way.

"Isn't it absurd?", the Master asked.
Isn't it Absurd - The road
Mini-stories from "Isn't it Absurd", one of my short stories.

This story also appears in my free ebook "Melting Colors", www.smashwords.com/books/view/…
(book is also available in iTunes, and other online stores).

You can read it in whole either at the book link above, or at my Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/elheartista/p…
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A very rich man wanted to be generous, so he made several copper keys that would allow one to access his treasure.

He told this to the people, but most of them did not believe him. A few believed him, and became rich, but people did not believe them, either.

Then the rich man made a golden key, essentially a copy of the copper keys. On seeing this, the people fought among each other, not for the fact that it could open up the treasure, but because the key was made of gold.

"Isn't it absurd?", the Master asked.
Isn't it Absurd - The treasure keys
Mini-stories from "Isn't it Absurd", one of my short stories.

This story also appears in my free ebook "Melting Colors", www.smashwords.com/books/view/…
(book is also available in iTunes, and other online stores).

I'll be posting the rest in stages in the coming days, but you can read it in whole either at the book link above, or at my Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/elheartista/p…
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A group of friends from a team of professional sport players was vacationing in a popular tourist destination, outside their own country.

Bored as they were, they asked the locals (who also happened to like the sport they played):

"How about we have a match? Do not worry, it will all be according to rules."

The locals, not knowing that they were professionals, decided to give it a try.

Obviously, they lost to the professionals, but with a large score difference.

So, the locals complained, but the professionals said:

"Didn't you agree to play? Didn't we follow the rules? So, you have no right to complain."

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A few days later, at another city, the professional players asked the same question to the locals. This time, however, they said among themselves: "Let us win, but not make it so obvious. Let us make them think that they are playing fine, but are simply unlucky."

As they said, so they did - they won, and the locals lost.

However, after learning from a traveler from the previous city that they were professionals, the locals over there also complained.

The professionals replied as before.

"But, you misled us!", the locals continued, "You not only did not tell us you were professionals, but played as if you were not. You deceived us - not once, but twice!"

"Why do you complain?", the professionals replied, "We did not play at full capacity, and we still won. So you have no right to complain!"

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A few days later, at a different city from the two first ones, they did the same with a group of people they met at a local cafe.

This time, though, the professionals were trailing the locals group at the half time.

"How can this be?", the professionals asked.

They eventually learned that the 'locals' were not locals at all, but members of a professional team from another country.

"We can not lose!", the professionals said, "So, let us apply psychological pressure, send someone to disrupt something at their hotel - just do something, anyway!"

So they did, and eventually managed to win.

Proud of all these matches, they went back home rather happy.

"Isn't it absurd?", the Master asked.
Isn't it Absurd - The professional players
Mini-stories from "Isn't it Absurd", one of my short stories.

This story also appears in my free ebook "Melting Colors", www.smashwords.com/books/view/…
(book is also available in iTunes, and other online stores).

I'll be posting the rest in stages in the coming days, but you can read it in whole either at the book link above, or at my Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/elheartista/p…
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A woman was tending the flowers in her garden when a man dressed in a suit, accompanied by the police appeared suddenly before her.

"You have to pay taxes for the rain water your flowers use", he began to say.

"The water belongs to the community, and your flowers use it - all this without permission."

"Either pay with money, or otherwise, give us 30% of your flowers. Of course, any delay will incur penalties - 5% interest per month."

The woman had stood there speechless, but the man continued:

"You understand, don't you, that this is your duty, both as a citizen, as well as a member of the society."

"Isn't it absurd?", the Master asked.
Isn't it Absurd - Taxing the flowers
Mini-stories from "Isn't it Absurd", one of my short stories.

This story also appears in my free ebook "Melting Colors", www.smashwords.com/books/view/…
(book is also available in iTunes, and other online stores).

I'll be posting the rest in stages in the coming days, but you can read it in whole either at the book link above, or at my Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/elheartista/p…
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>>Melting Colors (free ebook on Smashwords)<<

Poet, photographer and artist.

Author of "The Visual Non Visuals", "Passenger Illusions" and "Modern Poetry", three poetry books in English. Available on Amazon as print and ebook versions (Kindle). The first two are also available through Smashwords for various platforms (iTunes, Kobo, Barnes and Noble Nook, Sony eReader, etc).

The books are also available in Albanian as "Vizualet Jo Vizuale" and "Iluzione Pasagjere" (on Amazon as print editions and via Smashwords as ebooks on various platforms).
I'm opening commissions for "commission calculators".

If you have complex commission pricing, you might want to offer people a calculator to make it easier for them.

The calculators are done in HTML/Javascript, in a single html page, so that's is easier for you to put it in an external server.

I originally did one for my sister, :iconstarca:

You can see that calculator here:
windystar.awardspace.com/calcu…

Also, I offer Flash versions of these calculators.
You can see the same calculator as above in Flash here:

Commission Calculator in Flash by elheartista

(You can put the Flash version as a deviation in DeviantArt, by the way)

If you'd like something similar, send me a note with the details.
You can pay by PayPal or give me points.

Pricing:
$25 or 2500 DA points

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Commissions completed for:
:iconbamboogecko:.

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:iconpabloruiz:
PabloRuiz Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015
Thanks for the :+fav:!
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Cutebunny50 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the llama, you kind soul~! X3 I have returned the favor! c:
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BambooGecko Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
hi hi! Your sister sent me your way because I was wondering how you did her commission calculator page. Is there anyway I could get the codes for that?
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elheartista Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello (sorry for the late reply).
Well, I did that by html and javascript.
So, you'll need to do some programming if you want something similar.

If you want to look at the code, just go to the page and click with the right mouse button.
If you're on Firefox on the menu that will pop-up there's a "View page source".

Another way is to download the whole page: windystar.awardspace.com/calcu... on your computer (it also works offline since all the code is within a single document). Then (after you download it), you can open it with a text editor (like notepad) to look at the layout/source code (html tags, javascript, etc).

Now, if you want me to program your own calculator, I might think about a commission (I've not done commissions before, but I guess there's always a first time :) )
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BambooGecko Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
Hahaha fghkd I can usually find my way around a code but that all looks quite confusing...
How much would you be thinking to do it for me?

I'm not even sure how much I would charge people as it is anyway haha xD It'll take some time for me to figure out
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elheartista Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I was thinking something like $10 (or 1000 deviantart points).

Just send me a note with the details.

^^'
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ruppychan Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
Thank you for the fave ;3; <3
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elheartista Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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ruppychan Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
\o/ <3
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varshapeterpanda Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the llama! :)
Here is one for you too.
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