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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

#4

Cockroach #10,031 was indistinguishable from the other members of his tribe. What was surprising was that one morning he awoke to find himself transformed into a human being. Cockroaches are unsentimental creatures in the first place; that, combined with his new-found human repugnance at his former species, meant that his first significant action as a human was the fumigation of his dwelling place.

You might expect that his subsequent life as a human was exceptional. Yet such was not the case. The toxic combination of arrogance and self-hatred he felt meant he was indistinguishable from the other members of his tribe. The parable ends here, then.    

2 comments:

Thomas said...

This one is awesome, Jonathan.

Jonathan said...

A bit derivative though.