I have posted a new version of the "The Mortification of the Flesh," with the ending slightly, but, I think, significantly revised. It's more nuanced now, and more effective, I believe. But the story is essentially the same, and no one should feel obliged to reread it. I mention the change only to keep my friends up to date.
I liked the previous ending, but sometimes you get an idea, and it won't leave you alone. This is one of those times.