I’ve said often that I love language, and this is part of the reason why. So much of what we know about ourselves comes down to words. I would say that language is one of the most (if not the most) fundamental parts of our society. Without it, I highly doubt we would ever have become what we are today; and even if somehow we did, there would be no way to appreciate or remember that. I wouldn’t be writing this; you wouldn’t be reading. Books and ballads and relationships would cease to exist. As Hermann Hesse said, there could be no concept of humanity. Language isn’t just important; language is everything.
Today’s Prompt: Write a short story with at least three characters, but no dialogue.