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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.

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Sebastian Iturralde

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

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  • May 30, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    You certainly hit the nail on the head with that story. They have put the fear in so many people but I’m not one of them. They’ll have to tie me down or threaten me at gun point to get me to take that poisonous vaccine. It’s an evil world out there and they are definitely trying to cut back on the population. This is not humor in my eyes.

  • June 1, 2021 at 5:59 am

    Grt insight

  • The Story Teller
    June 2, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    Fantastic

  • June 2, 2021 at 11:33 pm

    Amazing

  • David Perry
    June 3, 2021 at 3:11 am

    Not quite sure about your “style” – but it works !

  • June 3, 2021 at 10:15 am

    that jarred my heart… So well done!

    • June 5, 2021 at 8:12 am

      Hannah, it’s my pleasure. Let’s start focusing on the positive aspects of life.

  • Brian Armour
    June 4, 2021 at 8:43 pm

    Interesting story. Conspiracy come to life. Always makes me think of the way sci-fi has prefaced this development through Thanos and the cubes in the DC universe. Thank you also for reading my piece. Cheers Brian

    • June 5, 2021 at 9:51 am

      Brian, it’s good to have you here. That idea hadn’t crossed my mind… but now that you mention it… I hope you’re enjoying my fiction blog.

  • June 5, 2021 at 5:52 pm

    How… do you get so many people reading your blog!? Teach me oh wise one! Great story, who does the illustrations? They’re amazing!

    • June 7, 2021 at 10:58 am

      Becky, it’s a pleasure to finally have you here. I can only teach by example.

  • June 6, 2021 at 10:16 am

    Pretty awesome ! The capacity of our earth is very high.

    • June 7, 2021 at 11:19 am

      I work on it diligently. Enjoy the rest of my fiction blog.

  • Duke Miller
    June 6, 2021 at 4:36 pm

    This made me laugh, something one seldom gets from a post. Thanks. Duke

    • June 7, 2021 at 11:23 am

      Duke, I’m glad you enjoyed my work. I hope the rest of my fiction blog is to your liking.

  • June 7, 2021 at 6:26 am

    I loved your brilliant short story.It has echoes of the present world-wide crisis and is a reminder of the belief of Thanos who believes he is doing the world a world of good!

    • June 7, 2021 at 11:43 am

      I’m happy to have you here and hope you’re enjoying the rest of my work…most evil men think alike.

    • June 7, 2021 at 12:55 pm

      Yes,you have an obvious flair for writing. The writing is topical, ingenious and is very engaging. Hope that you have had some time to go through my posts.

  • June 8, 2021 at 2:34 am

    Gud!

    • June 12, 2021 at 9:37 am

      Riya, I hope it wasn’t too dark.

    • June 12, 2021 at 9:37 am

      I didn’t get it😅

    • June 12, 2021 at 9:43 am

      I didn’t get it.. pls clear what u meant

  • June 10, 2021 at 2:22 pm

    What a great imagination! Very entertaining stuff. Keep it flowing.

    • June 12, 2021 at 11:33 am

      I will do my best and hope to see you back for more stories.

  • June 11, 2021 at 5:16 am

    Such conversations are not as unreal as they might appear, maybe not as sinister, not as radical, but they are being had everywhere among the common people. The anxiety is rising; the awareness of the coming Armageddon is there, but no one can see a realistic solution bring on offer. So we do what we as humans always do, we expand our phantasies to make up for our impotence.

    • June 12, 2021 at 12:43 pm

      Unless we have faith, then it’s a matter of enjoying the journey.

  • June 11, 2021 at 11:50 am

    I almost think that it is true!

    • June 12, 2021 at 12:53 pm

      That’s my job and I’m happy to know it worked out for you. Enjoy the rest of my fiction blog.

  • June 12, 2021 at 3:22 am

    Beautifully written.

    • June 12, 2021 at 1:00 pm

      I enjoyed writing it. 😌

    • June 12, 2021 at 1:24 pm

      This is fiction. But what if fiction turned into reality one day…De Ja Vu !! 😏
      Just a thought.

  • June 12, 2021 at 8:54 am

    I recently read a book that details the EBOLA and AIDS epidemic. This short story kind of felt a little bit like that book. They discuss how America sent people over to Africa to administer vaccines, but instead gave all of those people HIV. Claimed it was from a monkey, and when scientific minds questioned the structure of of virus and claimed it was man-made, many were de-funded and made out to be quacks. The epidemic began to spread world wide and only SUPER rich people like Magic Johnson were given an opt out to survive the illness. This felt a little bit like a horror story based on that book, and I genuinely enjoyed it.

    • June 12, 2021 at 1:08 pm

      I’ll come up with more stories based on speculations in the future. I hope to see you back soon.

  • June 12, 2021 at 5:34 pm

    Awesome read!

  • June 13, 2021 at 12:11 am

    Fanciful tale but maybe you are right.Governments are out of reach of todays problems .They just want the 40000 dollar pension a month and do the dirty on all

    • June 20, 2021 at 11:45 am

      There’s much that we cannot see behind the curtains. They all have a price!

  • June 13, 2021 at 6:57 am

    This reminds me of the meeting that went on during the creation of the Georgia Guidestones. Good writing!

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