Control

textual_phoenix

An alumnus of both Ficlets.com and Ficly.com. Who, for some weird reason, is starting his time here with an abundance of cannibalism-themes stories. O.o


One of the hardest lessons I've learned is that some things you can control, and some things you can't. With that lesson came the realization that accepting what you can and cannot control will make you happier.

For example, I cannot control the attitude of people I deal with at my place of employment. However, I can control my attitude at said place. This has made my work life, as I said, happier.

Also, I cannot control who I have for family. I cannot control what they do, how they act, or who they interact with. What I can control is the opinions I hold of my family, and how I allow those opinions to affect the way I deal with them. Again, happier.

The biggest realization was that I cannot control who or when They™ (yes, I think in trademarks, since I don't want Them™ to be angry with me) tell me to kill. I can, however, control how I do it, where I do it, and what I do with the bodies afterwards.

And this has made me very happy, indeed.


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Jae

Jae

I got the impression that They were more a corporation than a collection of head voices. Great manner of presentation. This read as autobiography right up until the last two paragraphs.

  • Posted 7 days ago
Jim Stitzel

Jim Stitzel

Nice bait and switch there at the end. I love it! And I love that the character thinks in trademarks so as to avoid upsetting Them™. Well done!

  • Posted 7 days ago
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ElshaHawk LoA

ElshaHawk LoA

Bait and switch indeed! This is the ultimate in corporate control, a mob boss kinda CEO. I imagine the horror of being compelled to kill a family member. Why'd you set me up for thoughts like that? Man.

  • Posted 7 days ago

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