short stories

Mediocre bad guys

If motivation was the key, then he had found it in revenge. Not the retaliation enacted on an enemy, the solace one attains by success in indifference to those who said otherwise of his skill, of his character and his ability. Thus, the motivation would propel him to create something of a masterpiece that defied all of these supposed critics’ expert opinions of excellence. His work exceeded their wildest notions of this ideal. In defiance and denial, they would say that his words made no sense to their “discernible” intellectual pallets. Although secretly, or subconsciously at least, they knew this misunderstanding only proved an inability to comprehend a truth beyond them.