The Soulless State

Soulless: lacking or suggesting the lack of human feelings and qualities; having no soul.

State: the particular condition that someone or something is in at a specific time.


“You may leave the table now.”



“I guess it works. Sort of. What about ‘Elvis has left the building’?”

“Yep. Departed this mortal coil.”

“Bastardising Shakespeare?”

“Er, yeah.”

“I’m not going to allow it.”

“Okay, what about ‘popped his clogs’?”

“Hah, okay. I’ll allow that.”


“Oh, right. ‘Food for the worms’?”

“Worm food? Okay. ‘To lie in the soft brown earth’.”

“Now you’re doing Wilde. But, I’ll allow it.”

“You’re very gracious.”

“Always. But unfortunately you’re not very original.”

“And worm food was?”

“Point taken.”

“Still your go.”


“Well, that’s informative.”

“Shut up, I’m thinking.”

“Hah, take your time.”

“What about ‘the soulless state’?”

The soulless state?”


“Right, right. And what the fuck does that mean?”



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