A Eulogy for a Fallen Enemy.
A city's supervillain mourns the loss of her fallen rival at a public memorial service.
Written from the Tumblr prompt: "Write a Eulogy for your Nemesis"
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The setting should be wildly implausible. The purple flames should be terribly gaudy. The idea of a city sympathizing with and forgiving the supervillain should be laughable. The dramatic, teary language should be groan-inducing.
BUT, and this is a very important but, the presentation is impeccable, so much so, that I completely forgot about all the complaints I thought I should have.
I can't say for sure what the author's secret is, yet I suspect it has something to do with the writing style itself. This honestly made me feel similar to how I felt reading The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. Everything about the story should make it a tired trope collection, and yet it's something more than that.
In short, this was a fantastic read.
A sad one shot that made me feel. Very well written, thank you for posting this here for us to enjoy.
Take a few minutes to take this in. You won't be disapointed.
Vague generalities hint at a compelling story. This is the end to a story that could have been. A single character creates a small world from memories and sharing a story of loss. I would read more if I could. Well done.