Today’s blog makes me want to scream and cry. Scream at the Philpotts whose evil, stupid, ill conceived plot which fills the news and cry for the innocent lives lost.
All stories have emotion at their heart.
This story is delivered out of a number of vices – false love, ego, greed, lust and anger.
Lust – drove him to take two (or more) lovers. Did you see this low life bragging about his ‘coup’, two women sharing his bed and fathering 17 children – puke!
Love – two women falling in love with this man and being driven to pander to his driving sexual ambition, because they believed that this is what people in love do and I am sure they wanted to please him and keep that false love – double puke!
Ego – once his status was undermined by the temerity of one of his lovers leaving him, his oversized ego took a bash. People with big egos, think that they are in control and have power over others and in this delusion perform acts which effect and change lives in inconceivable ways.
Greed is what drove this selfish couple. When the other lover took her children, she took her cash, our cash actually, the benefits that these grasping ignorant humans have been milking the system of for years.
Anger and rage were fuelled when someone dared to challenge his status.
Vices lead to uncontrollable emotion
Emotion fuels revenge
These mentally deranged people who are driven like the drunk seeking one more drink to feed their fever, take steps towards an outcome which will see them feted as heros, where people will rejoice at the safe delivery of their now dead children. Their hearts concrete, egos throbbing, minds chemically coshed – the means justify the end.
Driven by a range of emotions, these people acted out their evil deeds.
Why this story to illustrate emotion as the heart of a story?
Quote simply when you write, you must write from your heart, you must KNOW what the emotions feel, look, smell and taste like, because then you will be able to find the right words which will connect you to your readers hearts.
As I write this short piece, there is burning in my chest and ears, tears in my eyes and I feel rage, not just outrage, rage. My heart breaks as once again innocent children have been used and abused by stupid grown ups.
Duwayne, John, Jack, Jessie, Jade and Jayden rest in peace.