Lady Antimony's December Blog Challenge

Day 1 - Limbo

Just want to state first that this was written according to the views portrayed by Dante's Inferno or the Divine Comedy. It by no means represents what I believe.

Tamali Sharma has a place in the afterlife...

She was murdered at the hands of a man with a doomed soul, scrambling to make the most of the time he has left living before spending the rest of eternity paying for it. More on him later. First, let’s focus for a while on Ms Sharma.

She was a pre-school teacher who kept a high moral standard throughout her life. Some of her worst crimes included lying to children about the tooth fairy. Her death was a meaningless coincidence, simply the wrong place at the wrong time. She was a Hindu however, thus the gates of heaven remains shut. But don’t feel too sorry. People like Ms Sharma have a place in the afterlife. It’s almost, but not quite, as wonderful as heaven.

This place is limbo.


  1. Thanks for the comment on mine Hugo.

    I think you did a great job here. I often wonder how there can be space for these hundreds of "heavens" the religions have.

  2. Eek, I sense an impending delve into deep darkness with this just being the threshold--especially nicely foreshadowed with the "More on him later."

    The only way I'm comfortable with Dante's "virtuous pagans go to Hell" formula is by specifically making the case from 'the lacking shadow of heaven for those unable to hope for better' interpretation. My opinion is what you believe is what you get.

    You get an effective sort of documentary/informative vibe with the way you tell us things like "People like Ms Sharma have a place in the afterlife." Makes it creepier, that level of rational detachment when the immortal soul is concerned.