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Never Ending Hate
September 15, 2021|Short Story

Never Ending Hate

Never Ending Hate

Once the XVY war reached its catastrophic end, the United Nations signed the Love and Security agreement for gender equality. Since then, all biologically male humans at birth, who have not undergone hormonal treatment for ninety-eight percent of their lives, must wear a neck shackle so that the rest of the world can be safe. This is the story of one of them.

Thomas did not choose to be born in this era and it was impossible for him to imagine a time when men were free from the shackles. His life has been very similar to that of other biological men, although their strength became unnecessary, they continue to enjoy their bodies and the advantages that nature gave them.

Today, as on many occasions, Thomas was on his way back from a long day at work. Tired after a hard day. Like others of his genre, Thomas accepted being rejected by society, always trying to stay in the shadows so as not to attract the attention. Although it was impossible to remain invisible.

At the train station he saw a peculiar group of people. They were approaching others waiting for the train. Thomas noted that the peculiar group sought to initiate a conflict with people wearing the neck shackles.

Thomas felt helpless when he realized what was happening. He was sure it would be impossible to intervene. When one of the members of the peculiar group, for no apparent reason, activated the neck shackle of a person a few steps from Thomas.

The electric shock caused the man to fall to the ground.

“Stop,” said Thomas.

“This does not concern you,” said one of the people attacking the man on the floor. “There’s nothing to see here.”

Thomas stopped as soon as he saw the small device that activates the mechanism on men’s necks. He raised his hands and stepped backwards.

“You can’t even imagine what that man did,” she said. “None of you do.”

People at the station watched in surprise as the three women continued to activate the shock collar of the man on the ground. Thomas wanted to stop the abuse, but his necklace made him vulnerable.

The women surrounded the man on the ground. They looked older than Thomas, probably born before the war ended.

The man on the ground was clearly from the generation that lived through the war. About ten years older than the women around him. In the past he used his power to force people to comply with his wishes. The women around him met him before the mandatory neck shackles.

The neck shackle didn’t deliver an electric shock strong enough to kill a person. It was uncomfortable and although people like Thomas could only receive one shock every ten minutes, the man on the ground continued receiving.

After what seemed like an eternity, the man’s neck shackle stopped delivering shocks. The women attacking him lost interest and left.

Thomas approached the man on the ground. Thanks to his glasses he was able to know the person’s name and, more importantly, that he was a registered sex offender. Thomas just walked away.

It was impossible for a man to express himself without fear of being shocked. The world quickly adapted to change. Thomas could only think of returning to the safety of his house. He lowered his gaze so as not to attract the attention of people without a necklace and continued with his trip back home.


Sebastian Iturralde

I am a fiction blogger and lover of literature, art, and all things creative. As a citizen of this beautiful planet, I am constantly inspired by the natural world around me.


  • September 15, 2021 at 8:19 am

    Nice. So many unanswered questions. LOL

  • Tara Emmanuel
    September 15, 2021 at 8:38 am

    Nice story and world building!

  • September 15, 2021 at 8:39 am

    Fantastic fiction.Really enjoyed it a lot.

  • September 15, 2021 at 8:44 am

    Very nice πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

  • September 15, 2021 at 8:47 am

    I like your way of thinking. There are multiple layers here, in which one can find allusion to all types of diversity. It’s definitely worthy of being extended into a futuristic novella about diversity and inequality.

  • September 15, 2021 at 8:47 am

    So many thoughts in the head right now.. well done!

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  • September 15, 2021 at 9:04 am

    Interesting thoufghts

  • September 15, 2021 at 9:47 am

    A nice one to ponder on! Few questions on the shackles around the males.

  • September 15, 2021 at 9:51 am

    Sebastian…this piece of writing is full of layers, and you get into the minds of how different people in different situations think and feel, but from different viewpoints, but you build perspective also enabling the reader to span out as it were.

    The characters in the story cannot see or know all the facts and therefore judge from what they know to be just and right.

    Thomas though can see the bigger picture.

    Two wrongs do not make a right.

    But you cannot make a horse drink water…

    Even if you bring them to the water again and again…

    They have to want to drink that water…

  • September 15, 2021 at 10:00 am

    Fear is predominantly one’s own judgment. One can only receive the gift of acceptance if it fears no expectations

  • Niki Sebastian
    September 15, 2021 at 10:25 am

    Vivid imagery cleverly in reverse and reflecting an ugly truth about our present societal experience.

  • September 15, 2021 at 10:56 am

    I think the sex offenders crime is that he may have touched a free woman. Such was the nature of cyber lynching in post antebellum Zonerica. War and the practice of war, all contact sports, and sexual contact for pleasure, were abolished after the first pandemic. After the virus passed only unvaccinated men had testosterone, and they were ostrasized. Such is the real history of the world concealed after the library wildfires in the 1800s, a natural event, in which people irrationally tossed all written material into the fire. Then the history we have today was written.

  • Yernasia Quorelios
    September 15, 2021 at 11:17 am

    πŸ’œ It Starts from InSide EveryOne; but We Don’t Want To Be The Bad Person, yet We ARE EveryBody


  • September 15, 2021 at 11:21 am

    I love the picture! Is that one you made yourself? One of my favorite games artistically was Limbo which was done in silhouettes of black, white and grays.

    For the writing, also very, very good! Like others said there are clearly many layers to the story. I have a Writing friend that also likes to explore this theme a lot about “putting the shoe on the other foot” to see what it looks like from a different perspective. I do my best to promote equality in all manner to find as close to a balance as something can arrive at. It is tyrannical to punish anyone for simply existing as they are.

  • September 15, 2021 at 12:23 pm

    I like the reversal of role where the alleged sex offender pays for the sex and power crimes he may or may not done before the virus, crisis and true sexual revolution. The mighty testosterone setting him off inevitably, like an elephant or Klingon in must, to sexual violence. But- why not universal castration? Worked in harums, didnt it? Makes perfect logic as well since my sex does the majority of violent sexual criming (see trump), most unreported. Fairer and more economical too since the alleged offender still has to scuttle to his job. And a few nonfatal shocks are also better for the man than prison. In pandemic days. Great writing here again, compressed like a short story must be.

  • September 15, 2021 at 12:24 pm

    What an apt title! This tale is layered with meaning, as well an atom bomb ticking away.

  • September 15, 2021 at 12:43 pm

    This is your best yet. You can expand this story into a novel, if you chose. Your technique is getting better. This is what science fiction is about: social issues.

  • September 15, 2021 at 12:46 pm

    Great read! Very interesting story, and a scary world.

  • September 15, 2021 at 1:09 pm

    Very, very interesting. Definitely deep and filled with meaning. Nice work!

  • September 15, 2021 at 1:26 pm

    It spells the dangers or the perceived grip that planetary organizations have over our lives. It’s become more pronounced also the conspiracies in these times of covid.
    The quelling of resistance voices, the silencing of rebellions and the muting of nations and unregistered peoples, minorities and groups of people.

    But ultimately we are all complicit. Our sovereignty and our autonomy eroded we just had to follow a pack and go with there demands.

    This is but one layer revealed to me.

    Thomas mind and state of being remains an enigma.

  • September 15, 2021 at 4:36 pm

    Nicely written! πŸ‘πŸ»

  • September 15, 2021 at 5:52 pm

    I’m nearly speechless and feel several emotions all at once. I’m highly curious about the history leading to this story’s current events.

  • September 15, 2021 at 5:54 pm

    The society you are describing could definitely be the result of today’s world we’re living in- particularly what’s called Critical Gender Theory.

  • September 15, 2021 at 9:39 pm

    Wow, I really like this

  • September 15, 2021 at 10:05 pm

    Very telling that the women shocking the man didn’t gain any satisfaction and when they could no longer hurt him, lost interest and walked away. As a rape and attempted rape survivor, my freedom from fear and torment only came when I forgave the men who attacked me. Turning our heads, flying under the radar and attacking others will not bring peace, unity or change. Only forgiveness and changing one’s self can do that. I love the unique way your mind works and your perspective. Always an intriguing read.

  • September 16, 2021 at 2:05 am

    Makes me wonder what the XVY war was, could you do one on that please?

  • September 16, 2021 at 4:10 am

    “THE world quickly adapted to change” isn’t that so truthful for every era? Good shortstory. Keep up the great work

  • September 16, 2021 at 5:12 am

    A very imaginative and intriguing fable to address the situation occurring in the aftermath of most violent revolutions, the victorious party will asset their power and will make sure to abolish the institutions of the vanquished, and so keeping the cycle of revenge and retribution in motion.

  • September 16, 2021 at 6:03 am

    I really liked this story πŸ™‚

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  • September 16, 2021 at 8:16 am

    well said

  • Aabhash Sunuwar
    September 16, 2021 at 2:48 pm

    What is this post? I LOVE IT!

  • September 16, 2021 at 4:19 pm

    Great story, chilling and provocative

  • September 16, 2021 at 5:55 pm

    Good work, Sebastian! Taking current issues to a future possibility…intriguing.

  • September 16, 2021 at 9:46 pm

    Harrison Bergeron, only more hopeless. Very interesting read.

  • Elizabeth Winchester
    September 16, 2021 at 10:39 pm

    Your writing reflects an amazing imagination and ability to create other worlds while drawing from our human history. I find it interesting that you refer to it as a necklace which is a form of adornment. I do think men have innate strengths and they should be valued and directed, not chemically altered. I think each man or woman need to be judged by their actions, not their sex. Because men have most often the instigators of war and are dominant in positions of power, with women often complicit, I wonder if you are commenting on the need for power structures to change but how? And how do we change those structures without eliminating strengths? I believe our environment is the greatest influence. A very deep question necessary for us today. This short story is also a comment on vigilante enforcement without due process. We don’t know if the man being shocked did anything Is it also brings to mind the state forcing a mental patient to take medication just because what they think or experience is not perceived by others so they are considered psychotic. It also brings to mind requiring Jews to wear the Star of David to shun and then kill them, as well as Hester in the Scarlett Letter forced to wear the letter A for adultery with no ability to move on being shunned for life.

  • Neetu
    September 17, 2021 at 9:08 am

    Nice story

  • September 17, 2021 at 1:24 pm

    Wow! I had to read this twice, very thought provoking and your writing paints a clear image in my mind of the situation unfolding.

  • September 17, 2021 at 6:23 pm

    Great atmosphere and mood building in this story!

  • September 17, 2021 at 8:41 pm

    Brilliant concept, and I am impressed at how you hook us up to a drip of details to get to an understanding of what’s going on. I’d read more, if only to see what wicked things men in shackles might still get up to.

  • September 18, 2021 at 5:20 am

    Hook, line, and sinker!

  • therealshard
    September 18, 2021 at 12:43 pm

    That was a poignant moment when Thomas saw who the man was and completely abandoned his previous desire to offer him help. Wow. Good writing!

  • zztodocambio1
    September 18, 2021 at 1:37 pm

    I’m going to be reading this more than once for sure. So much to absorb and think about. Thank you!

  • September 19, 2021 at 2:52 am

    Well written.

  • September 19, 2021 at 7:27 am

    Spooky and outright scary in so many ways.

  • September 19, 2021 at 2:09 pm

    This was an interesting story. I’m left with quite a few questions.

  • September 20, 2021 at 12:43 am

    Must retain our traditions and common sense. We unplug from the media and any propaganda source, always thinking for ourselves with responsibility.

  • September 20, 2021 at 7:48 am

    Thought provoking. Reason to steer away from a future that seems to be steam rollering into our world today. We need the help of our Beloved Lord!

  • September 20, 2021 at 11:14 am

    One of the best and clear kind of story just like watching movies feels like I’m not reading . My mind is watching as clear as HD movies thanks for the free great story . I do like it.

  • insightanalytical
    September 20, 2021 at 2:28 pm

    Enjoying your writings so much…and thanks for visiting my blog…
    I hope I can get back to the “Family” things as that was my original intent…however, as a former librarian/market researcher, I seem to have been discovering discrepancies in the accepted stories and have veered into “academic research.” LOL! But I do want to get back to the family stories…I have many topics to cover already laid out. Sigh…never enough time!!!

  • September 20, 2021 at 11:26 pm

    As futuristic as this compelling story is written – with all that is happening in the world today it makes your writing that much more plausible.

  • September 21, 2021 at 1:18 am

    Yes. The world is losing it’s cohesiveness.

    I always felt. Why people hate others?
    When I observe, as individual, every one is good with everyone.

    But once we connect them with a group, community, religion or a country we lose our individuality, we get into comparison, rivalry and envy. We boost group thinking, team spirit by indroducing uniforms etc.

    God has created the world with minimum similarity and maximum diversity. We must try nurturing diversity in culture and faith. Man made boundaries should not be limiting our thoughts. We need to learn from other species, especially birds who need no visas!

    Let the universe be one, empathising each other.

  • September 21, 2021 at 11:45 am

    Good 😍😍😍😍

  • Luann Lewis
    September 21, 2021 at 8:58 pm

    Fascinating β€” sort of like an opposite take on the Handmaid’s Tale.

  • September 22, 2021 at 12:47 am

    Wow ! amazing

  • Hayley
    September 22, 2021 at 5:15 am

    Nice story, I would love to hear more, maybe how the war came about and why?

  • September 22, 2021 at 7:08 am

    Enjoyable story, except for the world of hate. Yes, the world seems to be heading that way. Here’s another take on a grim future: https://bit.ly/3nT6F1D

  • San
    September 22, 2021 at 9:33 am

    Amazing content

  • September 22, 2021 at 9:33 am

    Everyone has a story.

  • September 23, 2021 at 9:20 am

    Thank you

  • Ray Hawk
    September 23, 2021 at 6:53 pm

    Read a couple of your articles. I like the twist in making your point. It also leaves the reader with the responsibility of working out a solution himself IF the reader does not want to follow the conclusion you have written.

  • September 24, 2021 at 8:23 pm

    Really profound composition, as sad as it is.

  • September 24, 2021 at 10:03 pm

    Hello! I appreciate reading your short stories because they deal with ethical and socio-political life outside of creative non-fiction in your short stories. When will you publish them? You can make a living off your utopian universes that you put into your stories. Great job! Hope to hear more as the months go by!

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  • September 25, 2021 at 7:22 pm

    I like the dystopian story. I agree. There is a novel itching to come out of it.

  • September 26, 2021 at 3:14 am

    Very Interesting and not hard to believe

  • September 26, 2021 at 4:06 am

    The richness of fiction lies in its truths

  • September 26, 2021 at 7:42 am

    Great Article!! Very interesting!

  • September 26, 2021 at 9:36 am

    There is no freedom in this mortal coil. Thomas remembered that love just a mental construct? Only the pseudo Buddhists were able to survive the mental anguish.

  • dave52458bgmailcom
    September 26, 2021 at 8:17 pm

    I’m not sure what I would have done I was molested alot when I was a kid I took a mans life who abducted me and was trying to rape me after I ran away from home. I turned myself in and got time in a state mental hospital at 14 years of age. The staff said I did not belong there my sentence was changed I was sent to a boys home instead. I did do 60 days in max security. I probably would have did the same thing Thomas did something to think about.

  • September 26, 2021 at 9:00 pm

    so sad

  • September 26, 2021 at 10:59 pm

    The world needs more of this! Here here, Excellent job!

  • September 27, 2021 at 2:36 am

    greater student bunkhouses: thanks by like!

  • September 27, 2021 at 12:01 pm

    It’s my first time to visit your website and I have to be honest this is such a good page to read. I envy you, you write really well. I admire your work.

  • September 28, 2021 at 8:04 am

    That was a spectacular read. Too close for comfort. So ugly it was beautiful…

  • September 28, 2021 at 8:26 am

    Sebastian, this is an intriguing Orwellian examination of the no-less inhumane castration by social normatives. The impotence is captured brilliantly. To live, one must live apart. Your writing only gets better. Cheers.

  • September 28, 2021 at 11:49 pm

    Sebastian, thanks for liking my recent post in ‘Word of Jesus.’ I like this story you’ve written. Gender and sex issues are problems in real world. Your story, ‘Never Ending Hate,’ shows that things could get much worse in relations between men & women.

  • September 29, 2021 at 1:18 am

    Frightening and a glaring warning to the polarization we face today. Agree with the other commenters – would love to see the story expanded into a novel if you were interested!

  • September 29, 2021 at 4:36 am

    Fucking amazing.
    10 out of 10

  • September 29, 2021 at 8:56 am

    Another great story. Thank you

  • September 30, 2021 at 1:28 am

    Lol… This is a rude shock in a funny way

  • September 30, 2021 at 2:50 am

    The unbalanced scale of equality tilting on either side present horrifying scenario which your story so clearly shows. Thanks for sharing.

  • September 30, 2021 at 7:27 am

    Nice story! Thought provoking

  • October 1, 2021 at 4:37 am

    Brilliant! And very close to what’s going on in our insane world today.

  • Parousia patriot
    October 2, 2021 at 9:26 am

    I particularly liked all of the different prejudices that you tapped into with use of stereotypes. You demonstrate how all of us prejudge based on what we think versus what the facts are. Or perhaps what the truth really is. Well done!

  • escopoint2
    October 2, 2021 at 9:55 pm

    As soon as I cleared past the first paragraph I knew this was gonna be a ride. This is my second looksie at your writings and you definitely mastered the art of making a mini movie with just a few paragraphs. It really illustrates the ugliness and difficulty with the days when the meek will inherit the earth.

    My mind can really draw a picture with your words, they go very well together.

  • October 3, 2021 at 1:26 am

    A fine vignette on the brutality and horror of a dystopian society. Gripping and suspenseful. Well done, Sebastian! πŸ™‚

  • October 3, 2021 at 10:56 am

    This is touching and innovative.

  • October 4, 2021 at 12:23 am

    I, respectfully love your work, your artistic images share a great deal with humanity. I truly believe that more human beings are welcoming and appreciating their inner humanity and on the lookout if not a mission or search for who (I am) as a human being through many. narrow paths , so he or is able to know, understand and bear more wisdom as one moves throughout the earth and beyond.

  • October 6, 2021 at 9:31 pm

    This is awesome. Will there be more? It had me on the edge of my seat!

  • October 7, 2021 at 1:00 am

    It means.

  • October 7, 2021 at 3:14 am

    Love is the vehicle of God. Break the cycle, break the chain. Free us from misery.

  • Deborah Tanksley-Brown
    October 9, 2021 at 1:14 pm

    Enjoyed story. Would read longer version

  • October 9, 2021 at 10:47 pm

    I look forward to reading your stories. They’re always interesting and refreshingly different.

  • October 11, 2021 at 4:12 am

    Amazing piece

  • October 11, 2021 at 1:38 pm

    Tell me, friend, how does one not use their blue light to influence people? For here I see your blue light, yet it seems to respect the choice to perceive it as it wants to be perceived. Why does it shock me that people are so blind to what you write about? The blue ray can never truly be chained, unless one desires to be chained.

  • October 11, 2021 at 5:05 pm

    Wow! This story is very thought-provoking. “It was impossible for a man to express himself without fear of being shocked” truly packs a relevant punch in today’s climate.

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  • October 12, 2021 at 8:04 am

    I liked this story a lot — well structured and (all too) easy to relate to (even though I am not a man)

  • October 12, 2021 at 1:54 pm

    Okay, maybe this’ll piss off a lot of people. But I think it wouldn’t take long for females to abuse this power. Same thing applies to men of course, but people usually think that women are incapable of abusing their power over others. Which I kind of think is not true.

    If you’re a human, then you are susceptible to the corruption, doesn’t matter the gender.

  • October 13, 2021 at 6:15 pm

    You definitely have a great way with words.

  • October 14, 2021 at 6:01 am

    Thanks for such an amazing post…I really enjoyed reading it.

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  • October 18, 2021 at 8:54 am

    Wowwww, this was so good

  • October 19, 2021 at 7:15 am

    Indeed. So many people still practice hatred like a destructive addiction.

  • October 19, 2021 at 11:34 pm

    Hard to break old habits, but so necessary in order to move on and better our lives.

  • A League of Extraordinary
    October 21, 2021 at 2:37 pm

    Often I thought to myself while in a conflict with certain people that’s it’s a good thing that I’m the stronger one or this person would definately attack me,taking advantage of thier advantage. I thought those ladies were doing that until you mentioned sex offender but to justify that abuse it would ,for me, have to be clearly proven that an horrible offense had taken place. When I was 16 I was sent to a mens’ jail. I met 2 sex offenders. 1 I was allowed to beat mercilessly, the other I befriended. That’s how different these offenses were.

  • October 22, 2021 at 11:12 pm

    Fantastic story Sebastian. Very apt warning, sadly.

  • October 24, 2021 at 4:27 pm

    Our world seems headed in an “anti real male” direction. Thanks for startling us with the future possibilities!

  • October 24, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    I have read a couple of your stories since you liked my column. The columns with the personal history get reactions from people sick of current events/economics/politics. It shows apathy or hopelessness or feduppedtedness. When I think of how to satisfy those readers I think of writing fiction. You give my hope that it might be possible but the real life adventures come so easily, I balk.
    This story here is easy and sorta psychedelic. I see us on the way to such a place. We have grandchildren and are concerned.

  • October 25, 2021 at 12:03 pm

    It’s a COVID story!

  • October 26, 2021 at 2:36 pm

    This is such an important message!

  • October 26, 2021 at 3:01 pm

    Very nice and true!

  • October 28, 2021 at 10:26 am

    Very imaginative! Great job!

  • October 29, 2021 at 11:36 pm

    Nice piece,I love the setting as well.

  • November 1, 2021 at 2:03 am

    Wow! That was a good story!

  • November 1, 2021 at 8:37 pm

    Thanks for all of the good work that you do, especially this one. I also appreciate your likes of so many of my prior Revelation articles. When I finish the Revelation articles, I will begin a series of articles on the Daniel prophecy, which will tell us how we got to Revelation.

  • November 10, 2021 at 3:33 pm

    Scary, indeed!

  • November 12, 2021 at 1:08 pm

    Things in this story hover at the edge of a world that seems present. It’s very sad. It makes people think. Thank you for coming by mine. Some days it’s harder to write than others, whew.

  • November 12, 2021 at 7:47 pm

    This is so appropriate for what’s happening today!

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  • November 18, 2021 at 12:07 pm

    These stories are deep and really leave food for thought. Thank you for your art of capturing interest from your reader!

  • November 18, 2021 at 1:51 pm

    I agree with you. People really need to embrace others’ uniqueness if they really want their differences to be respected.

  • Bill Guo
    December 18, 2021 at 2:13 pm

    a great one!

  • March 21, 2022 at 3:28 pm

    I’m loving your storiesπŸ‘πŸ‘

  • May 6, 2022 at 6:12 pm

    Took me time to read all the comments, but I really enjoyed the post. It proved to become Really helpful to me and Im certain to all the commenters right here Its always nice when you can not only be informed, but also entertained Im certain you had fun writing this post.

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