Instead of Retribution

Instead of retribution, misfortune – a dull,
Uninteresting antagonist. 
Oblivious to matters of fashion and oratory, 
He moves the plot forward with a
Plodding effectiveness.
Bland and unnerving in equal parts. 
Our hero surely deserves something more  
Satisfying than a cold cup of chance. 
No dark villainy? Witty repartee? 
How does our hero gain redemption?  
What’s the third act? 
Who would want to see this story? 
Coin flip. Hero dies. 
The End. 

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Christopher Lion

Christopher Lion is founder and Editor-in-Chief of Previously he was a Managing Director at The Mather Group and Chief ...more