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The Difference Between Our Enemies and Those We Love

Short story By: Darklily

A short, two paragraph story about an obedient son, at least until his father asks him to do something that he could not do.

Submitted:Feb 28, 2013    Reads: 34    Comments: 2    Likes: 2   

Our enemies are the ones we know are after us, the ones who will face us head on, but it's the ones we care about, our loved ones, the ones we trust the most who will stab us in the back. It took me along time to realize how true this was, but I see it now. We often idolize our families, refuse to see anything wrong with them, at least until we see it for ourselves.

I tried to do what I was told, but it became too much. The lies, the treachery, I could not bare them anymore. I had to run from it, I could not become a monster for him. So, I ran, but I started to feel guilt. Guilt for what? It wasn't for leaving my father, no it was for those whose lives he was about to end, those whose would die because I was too much of a coward to face my father. I could not let innocents die because of my cowardice, I had to do something. And so, my father soon learned that the difference between those we love and our enemies is that our enemies will face us head on, while it's those we love and trust the most who will stab us in the back.


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