SPF: A Cowardly Contract

170 08 August 28th 2016

After their land was invaded, the people had put their faith in King Harisingh. But when news began to spread of their land acceding to that of their enemy’s, they were in shock.

Some refused to believe, until it became all too clear that their King had sold their nation’s dignity in order to stay in power, even if that power was controlled from afar. His lust for gold and riches had been satisfied and that’s all he held dear.

The instrument of accession was signed into law, with the seal of their occupiers firmly declaring that the people had lost their true identity.

The resistance was brutally crushed and after a decade of bloody rule, King Harisingh was found with a dagger in his back.

Whether he’d been eliminated by some enemy from afar or near didn’t make any difference.

The man who’d betrayed his own people was given an emotionless funeral, where he lay, forever forgotten and neglected.

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24 Responses to SPF: A Cowardly Contract

  1. magarisa says:

    Such a believable story about betrayal!

  2. busy lady says:

    Good story. Good point.

  3. Very good. Cruel tyrants have a habit of meeting a sudden demise.

  4. Steve Lakey says:

    Looks like he finally got his just desserts!

  5. jademwong says:

    Great story, Saima! Full of suspense and betrayal and cruel kings. All the makings of a good story 🙂

  6. Joy Pixley says:

    Glad to read a story where the betrayer is betrayed: just desserts!

  7. ceayr says:

    Based on a true story, perhaps in the region of Kashmir?
    Good read.

  8. A really great story!

  9. mandibelle16 says:

    Great write. It makes me think of the saying “absolute power corrupts absolutely.” Hence, why people should not and do not have that now,

    • swritings says:

      Very true….it’s mostly the more powerful rulers who arrogantly refuse to do justice in most conflicts and even point fingers at their weaker opponents. … Thank you! ☺

  10. luckyjc007 says:

    Great story…be careful what you do…it could have grave consequences!

  11. afairymind says:

    King Harisingh definitely brought his fate on himself! Good story. 🙂

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