Saturday, September 03, 2005


[I posted this story over at 100 Words Or Les Nessman yesterday. The theme of the day was pomposity.]

Pope Papadapoulos the Portly stood at the window of his basilica, surveying his domain, reflecting on his life’s work. He was pleased.

Singlehandedly, he had effected what had been thought impossible: the healing of the Great Schism. Now, Greek, Roman, and Russian churches all obeyed a single authority, kissed a single ring. His ring.

With the elaborate ceremonies that were to mark the historic relocation of the Holy See from Rome to Buenos Aires about to begin, the Holy Cheerleaders were in position, clutching their pompons.

Papadapoulos strode forth. It was time to deliver the first Bull of the Pampas.

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