What Now Sly Fox

Daily Writing Prompt: Share a story about someone who had a positive impact on your life.

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I have lived a life where most of my time was spent in politics and

that means that almost all of the relationships I was in were purely



There were few to almost no individuals that I was acquainted with

had anything to say to me or do with me unless there was something to be gained for

them in the way of information or connections.


I never took it personally because they all did that to each other and this is the reason why

– no matter what day job I held, no matter what cause I volunteered

my time to, I have been always and foremost  been a writer.


So every single time my political acquaintances  opened their mouths, every time they

screwed each other or me I noted it down in my journal and sure enough when you

write the stories I write you’re going to have a buffet of ideas to fill your plate from.


I did   pay a price for gorging my creative beast’s  hunger in the life I used to live.


I wasn’t involved in a single relationship where I didn’t have to ask myself what the

other person wanted. When I saw an email or a text or their number popped up on my

phone I would make a game out of it-‘what now sly little fox ‘I used to say.


Besides the inspiration for stories about corruption of the human soul,  in return I

learned a valuable lesson and I suppose you could say a positive lesson from these transactional relationships:


Monsters aren’t always stitched together from the corpses of the dead, ghosts don’t

haunt graveyards and houses and Evil doesn’t work it’s way into your soul and darken it

because the Devil made it happen.


Like I said, I spent years in transactional relationships and everybody, including myself

were in those relationships because we wanted something out of  each other. The thing

is,  I  wanted something entirely different and I got it.


What now, sly fox.

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