Evan Quinlan

The Last Ride of the Prince

In Drabbles, Fiction, Short Stories on November 8, 2010 at 9:25 pm

Headlights after headlights after headlights pass; comets in the dark.  Someone next to me is screaming, trying to tear my hands from the wheel but I am lost in a private philosophy lesson.  Today’s topic?  Power and consequence.  The stuff of Machiavelli.  Machiavelli would have known not to pass judgment on someone who wields power, not to “fail” someone who controls the outcome of fate.  They mustn’t be told they “cannot have their drivers’ license” because they “lack discipline.”  Discipline?  It takes discipline to navigate this one-way highway, dear instructor.  Headlights after headlights after headlights.  Which will be the last?

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  1. Both chilling and good advice. . . Will drop gauntlets and choose battlefields with great care in future!

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