Special Issue: 10-Year Anniversary Edition
Narratives and Poetry

The Buccaneer's Binnacle

Aaron Lagadyn - 2nd place winner of our 10-Year Anniversary Fiction Contest
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Published October 22, 2020

Abstract

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This short story is about a boy's first experience with stealing something despite potentially serious consequences from his actions. He finds himself in a psychological wilderness; suddenly introduced to the disconnected and precarious nature of epoche: Socrates said that nobody knowingly commits an evil action: evil is turned into good in the mind. Here, the catalyst for the crime is a recognition of extraordinary economic value (in the mind of a 13 year old) that must be kept intact. He felt it was his moral duty, even an act of virtue to commit the theft; whether or not anyone would approve was not his concern.