Break all the spokes and fellies from her wheel, And bowl the round nave down the hill of heaven, As low as to the fiends!

What would Fortune do without her wheel? Would she suddenly start distributing fates with a more even hand? No more spinning the wheel, sending people up or down it, she just divides up the fortune in exact equal portions and hands it to everyone. No one’s fate is worse or better than anyone else’s – it all works out and doesn’t work out for everyone in equal measure. Which really would be nice. It would alleviate all kinds of envy and professional jealousies.
But what would happen to the stories?


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