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Author’s Note – A two-part Drabble showing the morality of man by Rick Haynes.


I espied my feeble subjects far below.

Looking through the mists of time little had changed as man continued in his relentless persecution. From the beginning, they had sought to conquer and rule. Countless innocents had died; men, women, even babies had been sacrificed on the altar of eternal power.

And now even my son has grown too powerful, too ambitious. If the God of War prevails, Earth will slowly die, and the power of the gods will fade into the darkness.

“I will never allow that to happen.”

I screamed, and the heavens shook.

“All they need is love.”


Holding hands, we stood spellbound as we watched the sun way above in the heavenly red. The bright sparkles appeared to be looking down on us as if the majestic gods were riding their chariots across the universe.

As I looked into her orbs of wonderment, I shuddered. Her hand tightened on mine as I sunk into her smile.

The gods may rule above but the love we share is beyond their understanding.

I am at peace with myself and my world and I need nothing more to be complete.

For the best things in life, I have already found.


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