The Rules of Retribution part 1

If it were ever disclosed, my complete profile would reveal all sorts of minority groups, starting with my gender and race. I have been harassed on many levels throughout my life, but I lacked the stomach to carry out revenge. This was a blessing in disguise because retribution eventually manifested itself. Revenge wastes our lives, but all that the universe asks of us is to be patient while rebuilding our lives. Let's not ever get manipulated into feeling guilty for not trusting someone who has not yet worked to earn our trust through their actions.


CHARACTERS in my Graphic Novel

SERPENT represents the frailty that sees us stray from the path and often into darkness.  Big predators make the headlines, but ordinary people are tempted to commit small-scale cheating when shielded under anonymity. On good days we can fight off the temptation, but on bad days when we have just lost something, our hands reach out for it while a sinking feeling spreads inside our hearts, warning us that this is not the way to get even with life. However, God or the universe may not mind if the gain is minimal. So we tell ourselves.

 

Perhaps, horror stories draw us in because we may slip into darkness at any time at our own will.   We may need religion or fantasy stories, hoping they will bring us back into the light.  I am too chicken to wrong individuals, but my integrity did not always hold firm against faceless organizations.  My story combines horror and fantasy, but you will find it oddly accurate because I will not sugarcoat the truth. To myself, I will be brutal.

 

GODDESS IRIS/NEMESIS: Instead of picking one from the existing religions, all of which I respect, I opted to represent the universe's will via Goddess IRIS. God gave us light, and Goddess followed it up with the sound, but as sound travels slower than light, no one knows her existence despite benefiting from her gift, music. Something turned this once open-book IRIS into NEMESIS, Goddess of Retribution.

 

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