Time for me to have some sweet revenge. Or as I like to call it, justice and truth.
Sure, Modesty Blaise doesn’t believe in revenge, but in her stories she inflicts a lot of “justice.”
My own Charity MacCay is hot tempered and pursues getting a secret justice against real life American Robber Barons in the 1860’s (the Koch brothers of the Gilded Age). She even has the chance to drown a couple of them but doesn’t, and regrets this because the Robber Barons live and go on to damage America.
As for Layla Daltry — she is so the personal justice type.
Then there’s me. For this week and in the months to come I’ll go after a few evil *#!!$ who deliberately hurt me professionally and financially. Sure, I exercised forgiveness, but while that emotionally and spiritually helped me, I’ve learned that a couple of them have become even nastier and have hurt more workers in their firm.
There’s also the fact that one of them once laughed about how he killed any cat that came on his yard, and his wife (and fellow boss) laughed along with him. To this day I’m ashamed that I never contacted the ASPCA or other authorities. That may not have done any good — my word against theirs — but once I was out of that firm I should have done something.
Anyway, it became clear that these Evil Ones will not stop their abusive ways — or treat people more humanely — until someone takes a whack at them. Figuratively speaking.
Why shouldn’t that someone be little ol’ me?
With this noble idea in mind, I collected old papers from my files (I’m a packrat for documents and personal notes) and Googled like crazy. In the end I collected helpful information. My next steps will be to…
This is where I can’t tell you about my plans. Sorry, but some things have to be hush-hush until they’re completed. And even then I’ll never talk about a few details because I’ve got to watch my back. I just hope I can make a difference for a few innocent people. And wandering cats.
How about you? Have you ever tried to obtain retro justice in your stories or in your life?
And on a slightly different but very Layla note…
I’m trying a new Action Hero workout with the Essentrics “Flexibility Workout for Athletes” one hour routine. I did it twice this weekend and all I can say is… Ow…. Ow…. Ow….