Jane Jago’s Drabbles – Four Hundred and Fifty-Five

Allfather decided that criminal proclivities were predetermined and could be discovered in the face, and imperfect babies were to be strangled at birth.

It would have been nice to say that criminality declined in line with the policy, but it wasn’t so. Ugliness, on the other hand, dropped dramatically. But even with this obvious failure of the programme, the process became so ingrained in the psyche of the people that conformity became the only criterion for survival.

It’s a shame then, that those who confirmed came from only one family. Criminality finally declined when the young became too stupid to steal…

©️jj 2020

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