Battle lines…

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Image: William Blake – Hekate and the Moirai

“Defy me?” says Routine. “Try something new?” asks Habit.

“Yep,” cries Rebellion. “Absolutely!” answers Adventure.

Lines are drawn, this could get ugly. Mediocrity and Excitement peek out from their respective corners.  Wont and Want draw weapons….

Fate steps in as referee… demands to see their battle plans…

… and laughs…

“How about this for a suggestion?” says she. “Admit defeat.”

Rebellion and her cohorts cry out in protest determined to break the siege. Routine and his band stiffen belligerently…

“Think about it….” says Fate, a wise and knowing smile upon her face.

“Adventure will never admit defeat, “says Habit. “Rebellion always pushes the bounds…”

“Routine always tries to win,” protests Adventure. “Habit will never surrender quietly.”

“Exactly,” says Fate, looking just a little smug.

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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38 Responses to Battle lines…

  1. The Militant Negro says:

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negro™.


  2. And all the while, History sits on her chair and remembers everything.

    Liked by 6 people

  3. Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog and commented:
    Life’s Like This 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  4. davidjrogersftw says:

    Thank you, Sue. Life is simply…complex..isn’t it? Best wishes.

    Liked by 2 people

  5. jenanita01 says:

    The eternal argument… beautifully presented. But does anyone ever win?


  6. Marcia says:

    This might be my very favorite post in . . . well . . . EVER. I love it, Sue! Sharing right now! 😀


  7. Marcia says:

    Reblogged this on The Write Stuff and commented:
    Sue Vincent starts the week off with something very amusing, while at the same time, very contemplation-worthy. Click on over to the Daily Echo and read for yourself. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did! Clever, clever Sue! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Hyde says:



  9. fransiweinstein says:

    And then Patience arrived on the scene and everyone hit “pause.” Just love this post Sue. Thanks for the smile on a dark, gloomy, wet day.


  10. Mae Clair says:

    That was a LOT of fun!


  11. Wow. That was wonderful. What fun to read.


  12. Orvillewrong says:

    An intriguing concept on life!


  13. Anony Mole says:

    Clever. Sounds like you could build a theme from such personified prose. Greed and Charity, Sloth and Frugal, Lazy and Anxious…


  14. That was really great! I haven’t read such a good allegory since Everybody, Anybody, Somebody, and Nobody! Definitely passing this on to some writer friends, thanks Sue!


  15. Norah says:

    Very clever and amusing.


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