I looked at the voting results of my latest story and had to laugh. Supposedly it is the worst story that I have ever written, according to the voters, yet there is still, according to others, the best story I have written.
Maybe the reason for the vastly differing opinions are because the story represents too much truth for some people to handle.
Every action comes with an opposite and equal reaction, so when we hurt other people, there is something that happens to us emotionally and psychologically that destroys us just as surely as we tried to destroy someone else. It's just like alcohol and drugs in that we become calloused to our own actions and think that we can do things to others and never have to face the consequences, but that is not true.
A farmer knows that when he plants corn, he will not harvest tomatoes, yet people think that they can live a life that has no regard for the consequences to others, and never have to pay a price.
You will be repaid with interest, whether you want to believe it or not.
AND THAT is the basis for this story.....without sorrow and grief for wrongs done, there can be no repentance, and without repentance, there can be no forgiveness. Without forgiveness, the real recompense with be repayment with interest.
And those who choose not to believe that only deceive themselves.
Payday is coming, one way or the other. What is repaid to you is your decision.