For Whom They May Devour

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For Whom They May Devour
Written by Mark Edgemon

The more a person slips into a carnal state of mind, the more they become like unto a beast mentality, self driven, following after their own lusts, without regard for anyone other than themselves. They become predatory, looking for whom they may devour for gain. Their spirit becomes a carnal force of dark instinct, which moves them forward from one victim unto another, preferring to live in conflict, than to dwell in peace. Wherever they go, they bring strife with them and create it where none exists.

Ben Wolfsen was such a predator, but he was not one who is at odds with the law. No, Ben is a normal looking, law abiding citizen, who is careful not to be at a disadvantage when dealing with others, so he makes sure that no one has cause against him legally.

He shapes people’s view of his targets by using clever choice of words, as he describes them with scurrilous rhetoric. He carefully states his slander of them and occasionally pays them a back handed compliment such as, “So, I understand that you don’t beat you wife as much as you use to,” and other statements like that, which are damaging in their intended context.

Predators gravitate to professions where people are in need or in a weakened position, so as to more easily take advantage of them. As for Ben, he just received employment as a public relations hit man. His targets are destroyed by words, regardless of their level of honesty or goodness.

Now Ben was in his element. This was the exact type of work he wanted and he couldn’t wait to sink his teeth or fangs into his first prey, so he can show off his killer instinct. He will go on to wound many, keeping score by collecting newspaper clippings of his victims. But he’s not the only One who is keeping score!

Copyright © 2008 Mark Edgemon

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