Originally Posted by Vince
Power, Stephen thought, was an addictive drug. Its high was mitigated by the hard crash of responsibility. This small derision of hiring this hungry kid indebted her to him in a way that he could never repay. And yet the debt would seduce him to the edge of despair.
The man didn’t realize he was supposed to write a new short story so instead he continued the first one. That mistake cost him a lot when the saucers came and kidnapped him. The space pirates poked him tirelessly and just as they were about to make him walk the plank he shouted “Look at that!” pointing behind them. The pirates, having never heard that before, turned around, shocked, allowing the man to run away. He quickly found a ladder and climbed down, back to Earth. He had learned his lesson and never made that mistake again.