I wrote the following for a sub-plot in book four of the "FekenhamTales." It is writen after two of the characters have fallen out of love. I am pleased with it but think it far to close for comfort and far too serious to ever be included in what is to all intents and purposes a comic romance.
"At every conceivable opportunity you presume to know my actions then prejudge my motives before knowing the truth. You are preoccupied by your absolute hatred of me. Not a single occasion goes by that you don’t have something unpleasant to say to me, some cutting remark; some odious observation of my perceived failings. I know full well my faults but even if I didn’t you would ensure that I did and with unfailing animosity.
To see two lives wasted by such extreme revulsion is not just tragic - it borders on the insane –but it also highlights just how far someone can sink into their own wanton obsession. In itself this pathological abhorrence is comforting for it occupies your mind twisting your personality into something repellent. Like Dorian Grey your public image is preserved as the insidious disease of your detestation spreads.
Hatred is an exaggerated animal reaction. When hurt or frightened that emotion turns to anger which grows into rage before mutating into loathing. Love and hate – two sides of the same coin. I know which I would sooner feel.."
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