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RE: The Deadpost Initiative - Week 12 - Share your most undervalued work + week 11 winners ($20 STEEM prize pool)

in #contest3 years ago

Thank you for creating this opportunity to breath new life into old efforts. Here's my entry:
https://steemit.com/writing/@fireawaymarmot/i-do-my-part-by-making-you-do-it

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This story got me right where it counts.

Your narrative and story-telling is to my untrained eye exceptional and I really empathized with that little kid plying his budding business in the snow.

Plus there are certainly lessons to be learnt from the experience shared. You may have taken a long time to take on Bill's teachings - but they hit home eventually - and that is what matters. :c)

This has my vote.

Thank you for your kind comments and support. Life certainly is a continuous education.

Great writing and great story. Really well done. I can’t believe it didn’t get more attention, but I guess that’s what it’s like when you don’t have any whale followers.

I mean sorry you had to deal with such a psychopath as a neighbor! His logic sounds very similar to anyone who wants power bad enough.

Thanks very much for your comments and support. I'm very glad to have an opportunity like this deadpost initiative, for a chance to reintroduce some of my earlier works.
Here is an interesting post by @ura-soul, that relates to your statement about power. While I might not agree with everything he says, I do think he is bang on about the difference between power and control.

Thank you for this long story! You got me reading it entirely until the end! And thank you for sharing with us your lessons learned! I appreciate the courage you had during the whole situation!

All the best for you! You get my vote :)

I'm glad that you enjoyed my work, and thank you for your support.

This is probably the longest post I've read on Steemit up till this day but you're writing is excellent - very visual with good dialogue - and the story really takes me in. One thing I can't understand though, is how you can remember this so well, as it happened a long time ago. I guess you either have a photographic memory or a great imagination.

By the way, this actually felt like more than just a story to me. Like a (bunch of) metaphor(s) for a lot of things that I can't really put my fingers on.

Thanks for sharing this with us!

Thanks for your comments. This experience is a very vibrant memory for me, and a story that I've told and retold many times in person. This was my first experience dealing directly with philosophical and idealogical differences, which makes the memory clear, because so much about belief systems and character was being sharply defined on that afternoon. Every event mattered, and still matters to me and so I remember it clearly. The one detail that I'm not as certain on is the names of the people involved - that's not as important to me now - except for my direct neighbours the Bruce's.
I know the stand that I took on that day, because it contrasts with times when I haven't been as strong. Do you remember times when you were stronger than you usually are? Those memories tend to stand out.