Wednesday, June 14, 2006

The Day They Ran Out

The Day They Ran Out

It started on a normal-seeming day. From that day on, all the newborn were born stupid, having no more intelligence than animals.

The scientists believed that it was some worldwide epidemic, perhaps engineered. They worked on a cure, but there really was nothing to cure.

For the truth was, all the souls had run out.

***Story End***

This very short story is written in the nanofiction format, which means it has strictly 55 words (excluding the title). The story itself has some philosophical implications, which I may bring up at a later time.

Other nanofiction stories I have written are The Ghost and Counting to Ten. Incidently, both have some philosophical meaning as well. Goes to show what my major interests are.

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