A Villain Emerges

After revisiting the historical events prior and during Musa and Ferenc’s escapes, I now realize that WW II was an actual character. The war has all the criteria of the villain: vile, greedy, destructive, and a killer of thousands.

Wow. What an epiphany for this writer. I have been concerned for a time which war events I’d weave through the story without overwhelming the reader with facts. Well, doesn’t it make sense that the war would be another character with effects on these people in a diabolical way? Will that view enhance my writing.? I hope so.

When you think of a villain, what characteristics does she/he/it demonstrate? an antagonist for the heroes; morally reprehensible, so wicked that the motto would be “the end justifies the means?” Machiavellian, indeed.

This villain has hundreds and thousands of faces, but many were more victims rather than truly evil. Propaganda from both sides was a well-used tool to manipulate people to do things they would never have done on their own. Why did Musa and Ferenc support Germany to the near end? What pivotal events unfold to bring about their escape and realization of evil?

I would appreciate your thoughts.

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Under the Microscope: Innocence

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