Saturday, March 30, 2013

"Flame"



Self-appointed master of eternity, he attracts them with artificial enlightenment.

He offers promises of immortality, and unimaginable otherworldly riches. Desperately seeking his intangible truth, they choose to believe what they are told. 

With blind trust they never see the dangers of inevitable death. Drawn to his artificial light, they are as moths to a proverbial flame.


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Word Prompt: Flame

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    1. Actually this is just a short fiction piece.

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  2. Very nice,. You are so talented.

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  3. There is a lot of that going around too.

    Have a terrific day. :)

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  4. So intense, must read on.....!

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    1. Thanks, Karen. It lends itself to more, doesn't it?

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  5. Powerful and so very true. I have witnessed charismatic charlatans on a very personal level, and am amazed at their ability to draw in those desperate for something to cling to. You are right... the moth clings to the flame and it dies. Very well written, your words make their mark, leaving nothing unsaid without great elaboration! Excellent take on the prompt, McGuffy Ann!

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    1. Many false prophets and evil influences. It is foretold.

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  6. This is an incredible piece - so full of meaning. I like Karen's word - intense!

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    1. Thanks, Carrie, I knew you would get it, too.

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  7. This is beautifully illustrated !!!

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  8. Could just as easily be any profit for any god - no matter how many true believers there are.

    Well done!
    JzB

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  9. This is really good; you can feel how he drains the power of his followers. I almost feel quite frightened reading it - to think that there are people like that out there...
    x

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  10. A very powerful piece showing the danger in trusting and following a cult.

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