In the beginning, there was Me.
And I was good.
But not good enough, for I grew lonely.
And so, I made her. And we were good.
But not good enough, for we grew apart.
“I need space,” she said.
And so, I created the Heavens. And it was good.
But still not good enough.
“I need time,” she cried.
And so, I set the stars in motion. And it was good.
But never good enough.
“I need more,” she begged.
And so, I created the seas and the land and the grass and the herb and the fruit. And it was good.
But it was never, ever good enough.
“More,” she pleaded.
And so, I made the fish and the fowl and the cattle and the creeping things and the beasts and, finally, man.
And I set them all loose upon her.
Larry Hinkle is an advertising copywriter living with his wife, two dogs and a cat in the suburbs of San Antonio, Texas. His work has been published in Suspense Magazine, Cemetery Moon, and twice in Sanitarium Magazine. He was also named an “Honorable Mention” winner in Allegory.
He loves beer, zombies, stand-up comedy, cynicism, Diet Coke, loud music, TV, skiing, camping, dogs, the colors purple, orange and black, horror, proofreaders, the Cleveland Browns, THE Ohio State University, his friends and family, and smart advertising.
He hates pretty much everything else.
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