I cannot be judged by the likes of you; you are too small, a mere prop, insignificant on this stage of glory. You call me villainous but your vision is too narrow, your comprehension too limited to appreciate the full scope of this work.
The scale of a deed alters the repercussions for having done it; an act of massive effect acquires a gravity that bends consequence around it. The line between fame and infamy blurs at such lofty heights, books will disagree, scholars will argue.
My actions today will the sound the very bell of history, a ring to resonate through time such that your children’s and your children’s children’s ears will be deafened by it’s toll.
What it’s all about: Five Sentence Fiction is about packing a powerful punch in a tiny fist. Each week I will post a one word inspiration, then anyone wishing to participate will write a five sentence story based on the prompt word. – Lillie McFerrin
A darker one for todays Five Sentence Fiction where the prompt word was ‘Villainous’. I struggled to come up with a response that I was happy with; the idea of a moustache twirling villain stuck in my head but refused to suggest anything original. In the end, I was very influenced by the following quote:
Kill one man, and you are a murderer. Kill millions of men, and you are a conqueror. Kill them all, and you are a god. – Jean Rostand, Thoughts of a Biologist, 1938.
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