Today's "OPEN MIC" prompt comes from Mariya Koleva who offers this poem to ponder and render into your Flashy Fiction today. Thanks for your contribution, Mariya!
“hatred happens faster than a look”
Yet, I say, there is hate that comes faster than the look.
You search in vain - don’t look for a reason
No need to recall harmful words, treacherous
looks, or treacherous acts – those are not the reason.
It all happens like it does in Nature: a leaf unfolds, or
a leaf falls. A matter of time.
And because death is quicker than birth,
hatred happens faster than a look.
© 2012, Mariya Koleva, translation from Bulgarian
Use Mariya's poem as your inspiration.
Your character is the victim of hatred,
or worse is the perpetrator of such vitriol.
Does he/she let it destroy them,
or do they become stronger for it.