“With great power comes great responsibility.”
If you subtract an equal sign from a pound sign do you wind up with two ones, or eleven? Anyway onto the flash fiction!
The Time-Outs Of The Mischievous Gods
Terrible gods damage Earth that only their parents keep them at bay.
Causing a meteor to strike?
Time-out for a naughty god.
Natural disasters striking?
Time-outs for naughty gods!
The black plauge, smallpox, polio or otherwise, is just a time-out for a naughty god.
The parent's of the gods would give time-outs of decades, centuries or more.
The gods would often do good too with things like fair weather, and plentiful crops.
But disaster struck based on when a naughty, mischievous young god got out of time-out.