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Madness Microfiction Short Story

Howard’s Way – Twisted Microfiction 2020TOO

….“You can’t keep blaming me for your problems, not when you continually go about building these mountains out of cheap little mole hills. How about YOU take some responsibility for YOUR actions, instead of turning on a dime every time you get backed into a corner,” Martin spits with a Cheshire Cat grin strewn across his lips as he taps the table with a prodding middle finger.

“Y-Y-Y-You’re s-serious aren’t y-you?” He stammers nervously as he blinks repeatedly while his lips uncontrollably tremble. “Y-Y-You’re seriously w-washing your hands of e-everything y-you’ve done?”

“I’ve done is a pretty big piece of the old vocab to use, especially when we’re not talking about me, we’re talking about YOU sunshine!”

“B-B-But, y….”

His words are cut off quickly as Martin slaps the desk with an open hand while he launches himself to his feet, thrusting a pointed finger furiously towards him. “YOU ARE NOT A VICTIM! YOU ARE NOT AN INNOCENT! YOU ARE THE PERPETRATOR OF THE CRIMES AHEAD OF US! YOU ARE THE CAUSE OF ALL THAT IS WRONG, NOT I! YOUR CONTINUAL DENIAL IS HAMPERING YOUR ABILITY TO MOVE PAST THAT WHICH IS BEFORE US! FACE THE FACE OF YOUR CRIMES AND TAKE RESPONSIBILITY!” he bellows, as he grips the air around him as if it were physical weights and lifts them high above his head…..

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