• 03:00:00 pm on July 10, 2011 | 8
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    Flash Fiction

    Deadly Seven

    Day Four of the 7 sins, 7 days, 7 stories blog challenge and we are on to Sloth.


    They talk to me. People, that is. Their words vomit from their tainted mouths and I can’t help but to stare blankly at their efforts. Why try? They communicate with the entities around them always hoping for some satisfaction. Pitiful, really. All we need to survive is byproducts to keep our construction running. Sometimes I think about saving them from themselves. No point really, Darwin says they will eliminate themselves in due time. I watch waiting patiently for his theory to take its course. Why bother communicating more than what is necessary? Moot point, “Nature will have its way.”

    I took the rout of apathy for Sloth, though there are many ways of communicating the attributes of this particular Sin from apathy to depression, to a waste of one’s talents. Sloth happens to be one of those tough sins that is just so difficult to pin point because it’s something everyone does all the time just not in excess enough to be considered bad.

    I happen to be having one of those days where I just don’t have the desire to really be that productive.

    Wishing for designated nap times because it was a sad day when age tossed the good applications of the day to the wayside.

    Tomorrow is Wrath:

    Sneak Peak: “… he glares into those eyes still twinkling with victory.”

    Look forward to your comments as well as your own versions of the 7 sins in 100 words.




  • Rosie Lane 3:51 pm on July 10, 2011 | # | Reply

    A real sense of ennui on the part of the creator. Good one.

  • David A Ludwig 6:07 pm on July 10, 2011 | # | Reply

    Indeed, I like that in the past Sloth has also been called sadness. I’m sure I’m guilty of it to the point of it being a sin. I like how existential it gets in the character having a Darwinian apathy, instead of just normal apathy. Sometimes I think Sloth is the intellectual sin because of how often the sense of futility and ensuing apathy comes from over-thinking a situation.

  • Bryce Daniels 2:07 am on July 11, 2011 | # | Reply

    Once again, well thought out and a very original take on the sin in question!

    I’m looking forward to wrath.

    Good job!

  • Heather 1:53 pm on July 11, 2011 | # | Reply

    Pitiful, really…. love this. Well done for sloth.

  • glitterlady 2:29 pm on July 11, 2011 | # | Reply

    Thank you all for staying tuned with my #7sins challenge, appreciate the support. I was busy this weekend so I will catch up on reading others entries later. Looks like we are almost done with the flash fiction challenge but have no fear, I will still continue doing Flash Fiction Fridays!

  • Halli Gomez 2:03 am on July 13, 2011 | # | Reply

    Great take on this sin. Yes, most people take the “lazy” definition, but you did a nice original “apathy” piece.

    • glitterlady 2:32 pm on July 13, 2011 | # | Reply

      @Halli, Glad you liked it, I was looking up the definition and its many forms and really didnt want to go the lazy route for it because that is just a small part of the sin.

  • Deadly Seven Challenge « glitter word 9:04 pm on October 18, 2011 | # | Reply

    […] – Gluttony – Greed– Sloth– Wrath– […]

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