Sunday, 10 June 2012

Another 75 word story


            Only seven deadly sins existed, he reckoned, because humanity lacked imagination. He was tired of all seven. He would create an eighth.
            He retreated to his cliff top villa in solitude, and wondered, and dreamed.
After twenty years he realized he'd discovered not some eighth sin, but the Eleventh commandment; the implicit commandment, without which the other ten can never truly be obeyed.
            Thou shalt remain alone.
            He wept awhile, then to his seven returned