If it Causes You to Sin (A Short Story)

      Jess Hanna
If it Causes You to Sin (A Short Story)

The voices have accused him of unrepentant sin. He is ready to take desperate measures to absolve himself of guilt from his past and to stop the relentless torment. Prepare yourself for a descent into madness and pray it's not too late.The first thing Mixer knew with certainty was that he was hungry. The feeling grew more intense each day until it became unbearable and Mixer began to lash out. Quietly, steadily he ate away at his enemy and, in a few weeks, where there had been two, now there was only one.History had been erased. The land had been eroded and the global population had crashed. Into this new world came an evolutionary change, a genetic mutation that could make humans perform in ways they'd never done before. Those who survived learned to fear the abilities of those who carried the gene and banished any who displayed the slightest difference. As time went on, the gene appeared to die out. But it wasn't entirely gone. In a world still largely ignorant and illiterate, nine children struggle to survive, sometimes even against their own.

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