- Find the muse within the cover photo or line provided and follow where it leads. It can be a story, anecdote, poem. Anything!
- The Story must be between 50 and 250 words, in 50 word increments. (so 50, 100, 150, 200 or 250 words)
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THE WORDS: “Vengeance and retribution require a long time; it is the rule.” ― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities
My Submission, 150 words:
“Vengeance and retribution require a long time; it is the rule,” his father said, “But, rules are made to be broken.”
Jonathan always wondered what he meant by that. It wasn’t until adulthood, when Jonathan finally spoke to him in prison that he found out.
“Why did you do it, Dad?” he asked, eyes down.
“Remember what I told you when you were a kid?”
“Carl was out for blood. He was swindling me, trying to take over the family. I had to work fast. It was for the greater good, son.”
“But, he was your brother.”
“He was my brother, until I found out he was having an affair with your Mom.”
“So you killed him?”
“Which brings me to my next question. Why are you in here? Why did you kill your brother Jacob?”
Jonathan shrugged. “He broke the rules when he slept with my wife.”