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Interview - General Stillman


Monday, May 16, 2044 Washington, D.C – Set of Brighter Tomorrow

Two cream loveseats sit facing each other, separated by a small glass coffee table. A live audience waits expectantly. Ashley Cohen is in a slim-fitting green sheathe dress with a sedate gold belt. Beside her, Grayson Carter sits in a blue pinstriped suit.

The camera zooms out. The audience claps. An older man sits on the second loveseat. Dressed in a navy-blue suit, he leans against the couch as if he owns it. His eyes are on Grayson.

Ashley: Welcome back. We have been joined by the General of the First United Troop of Utah, General Stillman. We’ll be getting his thoughts on the war between Liri and Utah. Discuss the role of the First United Troop of Utah and the allegation made by the American military that state militias have no authority to operate internationally, and get his thoughts on the Co-Existence Project. Thank you for joining us, General. How --

Grayson: [Interrupts] Thank you for coming. I know you must be busy with the war, we appreciate you taking the time to come set some things straight about the war.

General Stillman smiles at Grayson. Ashley shifts uncomfortably, glances off stage.

General Stillman: Thank you for having me. I am always happy to talk to people who want to know the truth about the monsters that threaten our States.

Ashley: Monsters seem awfully specist, General. I believe they –

General Stillman: I don’t care what they believe. This whole show they are putting on about “peace” is just a scam for them to get control over us.

Grayson: I can’t agree more. Their so called “Co-Existence” program in Sidrea is obviously a ploy to get free food sources.

Ashley: The Co-Existence Project has been carefully evaluated for safety and there has been no issues reported so far. Isn’t it possible, General, that your pessimism is unfounded?

General Stillman: How can we trust that they would report on issues? If they were honest about their intentions we’d never allow humans to go across the border. What kind of people would allow a child to go unprotected into hostile land to be preyed on?