Original Sin — Short Story by S. Fowler Wright.
Original Sin – The image of a revitalising escape from sterile civilisation to wilderness. This image was hardly new. But it was one which was to retain its fascination throughout the century.
Sydney Fowler Wright (6 January 1874 – 25 February 1965) was a British editor, poet, science fiction author. And writer of screenplays, mystery fiction and works in other genres. As well as being an accountant and a conservative political activist. He also wrote as Sydney Fowler and Anthony Wingrave.
I am XP4378882. I write this with a pen, on sheets of paper in the old way, instead of speaking it into a recorder, because I want it to have a chance of survival, even though a time should come when no more of those instruments can be made or preserved; and because it is a very private thing. If this should be seen by one who could read its words, my death would be nearer even than are those of the men and women among whom I move.
I am writing on the 28th day of September, 2838, being nineteen years of age yesterday, and my friend Stella being two minutes younger than I.