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Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Stories That Never Were #5

The request: Make up a title for a story I didn't write, and I will respond with details of those non-written stories.

The Title: "Seventh sneeze of a seventh sneeze."

The Result:
There is a well known myth, that the seventh son born of a seventh son will be possessed of a great power.

A lesser known, much rarer and darker myth, is that the seventh sneeze, caused by a germ transmitted by a seventh sneeze, if left unchecked, will be the sneeze that will unravel the universe.

It is because of this, that it is considered poor manners not to cover your nose and mouth upon sneezing – not because you may infect others – but because there is no way to know where your infection came from. To sneeze without appropriate handkerchief measures is the etiquette equivalent of announcing that you hold the world in great disdain and would destroy it in a breath if you could.

In some countries, this is crime enough to end in a quick and public stoning.

Always cover your nose and mouth when you sneeze.


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