“The Cataclysm of Red Sheep” / Memorable Fancies #1214

[“Chang Chu, a poet in the 13th century, wrote a line, ‘The cataclysm of red sheep,’ that no one has ever been able to explain.” – Eliot Weinberger]

(1)     Many red sheep were destroyed in the cataclysm; this is why we seldom see them any more. The ones we do find are still looking, worriedly, over their shoulders.

– -or- –

(2)     By disobeying the gods, we caused a cataclysm suffered by all creatures, including, in our case, an ugly red coloration and loss of the ability to baah baah baah.

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An old man is waiting to be taken to a hospice. His TV shows clips from his life, including how he, not Lee Harvey Oswald, killed John Kennedy. He unplugs the TV but it won’t shut off. —  [A story line from my collection Fragments of the Future: 18 dark and unexpected sci-fi stories. Buy it on Amazon.]

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