11 July 2011

#7sins microfic challenge

The seven sins challenge

I really struggled with Sloth. In the end, I looked close to home for inspiration. Not that I want this to happen to the Old Git really. Well, only when he really annoys me.

Soon, I promise

Lilah has that look again, the one with narrowed eyes on me. "There's still water leaking downstairs whenever someone showers, you know."

"I'm going to fix it soon. Just keep the water off the walls until then."

She glares at me as she walks out.

* * *

Lilah puts a towel under the wet patch on the ceiling before she has her shower.

"Soon," I say before she can start on me.

"Yeah, yeah," she says wearily as she goes upstairs.

A creak makes me look up as I stir my tea in the kitchen. As the bath crashes through the rotten ceiling and hits me, the last thing I hear is Lilah's scream.


  1. Love it! I think we have all been there with home fix it projects. In fact, I'm sitting in front of a 1920's radio that was supposed to be a summer renovation project 12 years ago.

  2. Well that sucks!

    Ouch! Procrastination kills!


  3. There is a lesson here... if you want to die do nothing... or was it that if you dont want to die do something. good job.

  4. I laughed out loud at the end (sick mind, me). I love when an every day scenario is given a dark twist - it's like a DIY morality tale. Brilliant!

  5. Wow! Nice one, and I have in fact been the one under the leaking shower (or was it a toilet?). A really rich scenario, those of us prone to sloth have to make sure we're not in charge of maintenance on anything important--like the structural integrity of the home.

  6. Oh, wow. This reminds me. I've got a door to fix in the basement. Nah, it can wait.

    Or can it?

    GREAT job on sloth!

  7. Now THAT is sinful sloth. Normally sloth doesn't hurt anyone else (unless it's job related) so I like the twist to this.


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