Definition

One must make a distinction however: when dragged into prominence by half poets, the result is not poetry, nor till the autocrats among us can be “literalists of the imagination”—above insolence and triviality and can present for inspection, imaginary gardens with real toads in them, shall we have it.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

The Villain Speaks

One of my favorite songs from a musical is Defying Gravity, from the play Wicked. For those of you not familiar with the musical, it was based on a book of the same name by Gregory Maguire, which is a reimagining of the classic story, the Wizard of Oz. As you may have guessed based on the title, the story is from the point of view of the Wicked Witch, providing some insight as to what it was she did to earn the title of wicked.



So for today’s prompt I want you to give a voice to a villain (fictional only please). What makes them so villainous? Do they feel justified in their villainy? Or perhaps, like in the Wicked Witch’s case, is there part of the story we may not have been told?


Please be sure to let us know the name of the villain and the story in which they appear in the process notes. And as always, stop by and enjoy your fellow poet’s words.




8 comments:

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Loved the prompt, Rommy💖 I m travelling back home at the moment.. waiting for connecting flight.. tired, and sleepy. Will be back later to read and comment. Thank you for linking me Magaly💖

Day 15!😊 wooo hoooo!😊

paulscribbles said...

Fun prompt. Thanks Rommy.

Susie Clevenger said...

Awesome prompt! Happy Saturday everyone! I will catch up reading when I get home!

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Loved this one! As usual, writing late at night and will be back to read others in the morning.

Outlawyer said...

Hi Rommy--thanks for cool prompt. k.

De said...

Fun stuff on a low-inspiration sort of day. Thanks, Rommy.

Rommy said...

Thanks guys. :)

Martin Kloess said...

Happy Easter to all