20070701

The Wrong Idea

by 6S C1 Third Runner-Up Dawn Corrigan

It seems a shame to go through life with a wrong idea, so I set about trying to correct them wherever I encountered them. No, suppressing your libido isn't the better part of morality. Goodness does too exist, and is worth fighting for. Carrying a torch for someone you can't have isn't romantic, it's a waste of your bloody time. Atheism leads more surely to a sense of sanctity than religion, because only if you imagine this as the last and only life we'll have do you begin to treat the breath of others with the tenderness it deserves. But then I remembered: no one likes a know-it-all.

6S - C1

Dawn Corrigan is the author of An Interrupted Meeting. Her fiction has appeared recently or is forthcoming at VerbSap, Pindeldyboz, Monkeybicycle, The Dream People, Rumble, 55 Words, Defenestration, and 3711 Atlantic. Her nonfiction appears regularly at The Nervous Breakdown.

8 comments:

karl said...

Well done, Dawn!

TitaniaWrites said...

Congratulations, Dawn, great story.

madam z said...

I like a know-it-all, when she "knows" the same things I know! And I like Dawn (and her Super Six) a lot!

angela said...

Congratulations Dawn!

Dawn C. said...

Thanks, Everyone!

libido said...

Great six!

Quin said...

well said... i could have said it better, but, no one likes..oh, right...

Harry said...

I select YOU Dawn Corrigan, to head up the "Know It All" lobby in Washington! Congratulations!