The Stare Master

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The Stare Master
Written by Mark Edgemon

Oswald Thurgood was the greatest hypnotist of our time. He was known worldwide and would command large sums of money in exhibition halls in large cities all over the world. He was also an occultist, who used his connection to the after life to cast spells on those who he picked from the audience during his performances and would also cast spells on his enemies…not a pretty site.

He was so powerful, because he knew human weaknesses and he knew specifically what a person was afraid of due to his underworld connection. He often hypnotized people without their knowing it, people such as tax collectors, people he bought property from, bank tellers who were counting money to him and like that.

He used his power, or misused it, I should rather say, to take advantage of people. He was so smug, believing people were in existence to serve his every whim.

One day, during an exhibition of his powers, the audience member he picked was no ordinary person. He was an angel in disguise. As Oswald began to attempt to hypnotize the person sitting in front of him, the spell was reversed and Oswald was in a trance, a trance he could not come out of. He was committed to a mental institution for the rest of his days.

Apparently, he could not see into the soul of the last audience member he tried to gain power over. No matter how powerful one is, there is always Someone far more powerful.

Copyright © 2008 Mark Edgemon

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