Do Not Take Advantage

Posted: June 23, 2021 in Uncategorized
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Oh, how the mighty do fall. Some with a great deal of angry noise. Others quietly. Either way, roots of the never-ending lies that forced them to their knees are exposed for all to see. Friends and family, entwined in a web of destruction, remain to pick up the pieces.

I’ll not do that, for you are the epitome of corruptness. Base. Vile. Greedy.

Yes. I present the list I’ve kept in my heart for too many years. Perhaps your children will hide the truth. Or one of your many lovers.

The only thing I offer? My silence.

  1. neilmacdon says:

    A powerful silence

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  2. Often silence is the only way

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  3. Bear says:

    Powerful. Profound. Long time no see. Still alive here.

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  4. GHLearner says:

    Very powerful, and in some cases silence and disregard is the best revenge.

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  5. plaridel says:

    well said. great take on the prompt.

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  6. forestbathings says:

    That is powerful…cutting! You dosed it just right for max effect!

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  7. A brilliant write, Alicia. There is way too much corruptness and greed, but mostly silence.

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  8. Wow. Now that is searing!

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  9. Lorraine says:

    Powerful prose.

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  10. Tannille says:

    Something poetic. Hopefully there will be some kind of justice!

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  11. James McEwan says:

    ‘The roots of never-ending lies’. Such corruption begets corruption, indeed.

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  12. The integrity of silence. Great piece Alicia

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  13. Wow, that’s powerful. I’m not sure they deserve silence, certainly not forever.

    Here’s mine!

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  14. pennygadd51 says:

    All she offered was silence. She had learned her lessons from him well. Silence above all was what he had demanded. And so corruption thrives.

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  15. msjadeli says:

    I like what you are describing here which I see as limit-setting. I’m glad at least one is willing to say, “The emperor has no clothes on.” Good story!

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  16. granonine says:

    A powerful story. The damage we do cannot be undone.

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  17. michael1148humphris says:

    Silence, can be the better possibility, but it is so hard to judge that.

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  18. draliman says:

    Sometimes silence is the most powerful response.

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  19. Dear Lish,

    There’s more than one way to destroy another person, isn’t there. Powerfully written.



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  20. Sandra says:

    The simmering rage and disgust is almost palpable. Well done.

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  21. Dale says:

    I have to agree with everyone. This is powerful and I could feel the rage… Very well done!

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  22. Powerful and cryptic, showing the power of silence instead of what can be a toxic fall out in these situations. Well written.

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  23. Nobbinmaug says:

    Silence can be a gift and a curse.

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