Delusions of Grandeur

50-word story

A cropped version of Michelangelo’s painting The Creation of Adam.

“Humans are destructive and boring,” Gaia complained. “Tools. Fire. Cities.”

“What do you expect?” Kronos asked. “A blacksmith built their brains.”

“You call mashing lizard, squirrel, and monkey brains together building?”

Kronos laughed. “They call him The Creator.”

“They won’t for long.” Gaia yawned. “Wake me when they’ve forgotten him.”

© Copyright 2020 by Jim Latham
published 08/14/2020 on
photo: “The Creation of Adam” by Michelangelo (cropped). Image is from Wikipedia and in the public domain.

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