by bob county
A moral choice in public and private life.
| Okay, so she was a little mean. That isn't unusual in this society bent
on self promotion. Wanda wanted to be popular. She needed to have
approval. That's not bad that's just needy.
Adversity, is the foundation of virtue. One act of misgiving when
matters go wrong is full of a thousand inclinations to gain reclamation.
Wanda dragged the lifeless body of her best friend. She had been in
tears, sobbing over her friend. If only she hadn't loss her temper.
"Should-ah could-ah would-ah" she muttered and tossed her friend
into a pond.
This was not who she was. Wanda knew better to bludgeon people.
She just loss her temper. Why make things worse by calling the police.
That wont bring back Trina. Okay, there is a lot of guilt, but Wanda could
build a happier life outside of prison. So, down Trina went with the help
of a bicycle chain and some power walking weights. That was that and
you can't turn back.
Wanda went to work the next day at the beauty salon. It was a lovely
day and the clients were big tippers. At first she felt strange and couldn't
look into the mirror for too long. But, the fun chit-chat eased her nerves.
A little boy sat in a high chair for his first haircut. Wanda smiled and began
a simple scissor trim.
"You bitch!" hallared Trina.
She was sopping wet with a bloody scalp, standing in the center of salon.
A customer screamed and fainted. Wanda nearly tripped over the little
boy, who ran between her legs to his mother. This was a nightmare and
bad for business. "Trina? I-thought you were dead." Wanda dialed 911.
Trina grabbed a pair of scissors and lunged at Wanda. The two hairstylist
rolled about on the floor, struggling for the scissors.
Wanda gained the upper hand and threw the scissor away.
She couldn't kill her friend again. The police arrived and arrested both
women on attempted homicide. It would be judge that a
conviction against Wanda was not possible. She had demonstrated
her restraint in public. Obviously, Trina had been the aggressor all along.
Wanda left the halls of justice with her head held high.
She knew her conviction was to murder Trina for stealing her boyfriend
and it was just and satisfying to see Trina convicted for it.
Reflection: The road to perdition is lined with conviction.
Avenging Angels should not expect forgiveness.