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My Favorite Sin
April 14, 2021|Short Story

My Favorite Sin

My Favorite Sin

In their secret headquarters, the companions of justice met to discuss and find a solution for the problems facing the world.

“I continue to believe that human overpopulation… will be a catastrophe that we cannot fix,” said James Cotton, fixing his mustache with one hand.

“A problem for another generation,” said Paul Gottard, raising his hand to call the waiter. “Serve another round.”

“What do you suggest? Murder?” Charles Irha asked before taking a shrimp among all the dishes on the table.

“We should have started years ago,” said Samira Eras, a stocky woman wearing a low-cut dress.

“We still have time,” said Finn Fiend, the youngest of the group. “What if…”

The companions of justice paused to pay attention.

“…we start a pandemic with some controllable biological weapon. Then we forced the people to be injected with another biological weapon.”

“How do you plan to do that?” asked Paul Gottard.

“Easy, we just have to say that it is the vaccine for the pandemic. After all, people are handled easily with fear. The second biological weapon will be supplied to the most vulnerable and those with the greatest exposure to the virus. This way we’ll create a civilization without doctors or elders.”

“That would increase death rates from childbirth,” said Samira Eras, with a smile.

“Without doctors people will die from trivial diseases,” said James Cotton.

“Best of all, it will be impossible to find those responsible. It’ll be a natural cause,” said Charles Irha, taking a piece of meat from a tray.

“Ridiculous! The problema will re-appear.” Samira Eras said. “It would be better to increase the levels of narcotics in their drinking water.”

“Of course,” said Finn Fiend, “but we’ll have solved the biggest problem humanity currently has.”

“It’s an excellent idea,” said James Cotton, “we should start to…”

Suddenly, the place began to shake making the plates vibrate over the table, and the companions of justice held tightly to their chairs. Then the ground began to open in the middle of the room and an explosion threw them backwards.

A dense cloud of dust made it impossible to see what was happening, but when it dispersed a grotesque figure with red skin and reptilian appearance appeared in their midst. “What I enjoy the most about my job is watching you torture each other.”

Finn Fiend blinked in disbelief at what he had just witnessed. But when he opened his eyes the creature had disappeared. It was just an earthquake, he thought, shaking his head.


Sebastian Iturralde

Fiction blogger—citizen of this beautiful planet, eternal lover of artistic creation and literature. Certain that the creative energy comes from nature.


  • April 14, 2021 at 2:22 pm

    This explains the current situation all right.

    I noticed Bill Gates said with regard to the recent volcanic rumblings on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent that “only those who are vaccinated should be evacuated”.

  • Jiya
    April 16, 2021 at 1:29 am

    Wow thats amazing!

    • Sebastián Iturralde
      April 20, 2021 at 7:35 am

      I’m glad you liked it.

  • April 19, 2021 at 6:26 pm

    Love! What did Fiend learn about himself? Will he go against the others?!

  • April 21, 2021 at 11:21 am

    its amaizing

  • April 21, 2021 at 12:17 pm

    Human overpopulation has become less of an issue even before the pandemic.
    Fertility rates have been in decline worldwide, even in the less-developed counties.
    Most rich countries have fertility rates below replacement level.
    Few scholars are making the Malthusian argument anymore.

    • April 21, 2021 at 1:54 pm

      I was just stealing the idea from Thanos.

    • April 27, 2021 at 2:53 am

      I think you are right. Take a look at this website https://bit.ly/3xVxxRk
      However, it is being used to justify the “Great Reset” which is really the resetting of institutionalized slavery.

    • July 8, 2021 at 3:18 pm

      Here in the states, we are experiencing a shortage of workers. Falling birthrates, the Trump years of anti-immigrant sentiment, and our attitudes about educating the poor and colored communities have already begun to impact our well-being (not to mention the immigrants!). With the coming environmental catastrophes, with increased death rates, we may have doomed our civilization if not our species.

  • April 22, 2021 at 8:35 am

    Nifty spin.

    • April 23, 2021 at 8:33 am

      I’m glad to see you back here. Lets make the best of these hard times.

  • April 23, 2021 at 5:50 am

    Well written very creative too and highlights ways mankind destroys mankind…My father used to say that often may he rest in peace and we are from Ireland…Tis a worldwide issue of mankind destroying our universe and tis hard to watch…

    • April 23, 2021 at 8:36 am

      You father sounds like a wise man. We’re here to enjoy life despite the evils of mankind.

    • April 23, 2021 at 6:59 pm

      Very true my father taught me how to play the tin whistle and my father taught me how to dance despite having an impediment…My father survived the iron lung more than once as he had polio so he could not dance due to a fused knee on one of his legs from surgery related to his polio…My father suffered a lot but did not let that stop him from marrying my mother who will be 87 years old soon and from raising eight children…I am my father’s number five…We must enjoy life no matter what and during this pandemic it is hard but I still dance which I am sure pleases my now deceased father…I dance at home…Namaste…

  • April 24, 2021 at 10:04 am

    Human overpopulation has seriously damaged our world. Some think that this problem will correct itself, that eventually the population will stabilize at a lower, and sustainable, level. I do not believe this.

    • April 24, 2021 at 6:49 pm

      Keep your thoughts closer to your heart until you hear the blood pumping in your veins. We’re not here to fix the world, enjoy life to its fullest. This is our only chance.

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  • April 26, 2021 at 4:30 pm

    I like it! Very creative spin on our current mess!

    • May 2, 2021 at 10:02 am

      I’m glad you like it and I hope everything gets better soon. I’ll create more stories like this and would love to see you back.

    • June 8, 2021 at 10:43 am

      Some think this is ‘creative’ story-telling but it is just the plain TRUTH!

    • June 12, 2021 at 9:52 am

      Remember to love everyone like you love yourself.

  • April 28, 2021 at 11:38 am

    Oh mine this is mind blowing.

  • April 28, 2021 at 2:14 pm

    True story

    • April 29, 2021 at 9:58 am

      Lets hope not.

    • May 4, 2021 at 6:34 am

      Hi there can you please check out my blogs… I would love some tips from an amzing writer like you! I am inspired…

  • April 30, 2021 at 8:33 am

    Very plausible inner machinations. Fun read! Thank you 💕

    • May 2, 2021 at 10:03 am

      At least helps us open our minds to different perspectives. I’ll make more stories like it.

  • April 30, 2021 at 4:12 pm

    Heh. This is a good example of macabre humor…I see it as a satire about people who literally think vaccines are a sinister government conspiracy.

    • May 2, 2021 at 10:04 am

      That’s great about storytelling, we can touch delicate subjects with humor. I hope to see you back soon.

  • May 1, 2021 at 7:49 pm

    “The powers that be more likely than not
    created COVID-19 consistent with the evil process proffered in the essay herein (My Favorite Sin*)!”
    _-Van Prince

  • May 2, 2021 at 8:49 am

    This is fabulous!

  • May 3, 2021 at 2:26 am

    Interesting! I like it….

  • May 3, 2021 at 5:35 am

    Enjoyed the journey but why must the threat be reptilian? “They are so misunderstood… “

    • May 4, 2021 at 4:12 pm

      I’m glad you enjoyed it. In fact, they are not supposed to resemble creatures from this plane of existence. It’s hard for me to describe a creature with bones made of stone.

  • May 3, 2021 at 9:32 pm

    You have nailed it.

    • May 4, 2021 at 4:28 pm

      I’m happy you enjoyed my story. I hope to see you back for my next story.

  • NewGen
    May 4, 2021 at 8:17 am

    When I try to explain this, all my friends would see me as an idiot.

    • May 4, 2021 at 4:38 pm

      Life is not like it’s supposed to be. I hope to see you back, soon.

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