This is a call, like the lighting of a beacon, for the response of as many women as possible. I am an author and a man, a manly man. I don’t have hidden feminine traits. Therefore, you might consider me an old fashioned Rhett Butler type. I write about heroes and heroines as I would like to see them. Right now I am on the 5th book of a 19 story mythology. This current story deals with the fall of a world by an evil queen, who wasn’t always evil. As I discussed the plot with my editor (my wife) she mentioned that she hoped I would try to explain why women can be, well, so petty. As a manly man in search of the great mysteries in life, frankly my dear I haven’t a damn clue.
So, with this in mind, this story has to do with two queens, one who is targeted by evil for her shortcomings, her vices. If you have ever studied the seven deadly sins you know that you can probably pinpoint any human failing from one or more of those deadly vices. Haggarfuse the Deceiver, an immortal bent on rebellion, is well aware of these vices now from observation of the fall of the first heavenly world of Helloria (book 4 in edit phase). He is now on a mission to use these mortal weaknesses to create the most evil queen ever and I mean ever, to destroy the world of Europia. This is a story I have been drooling over for at least three years to write. What things have modern women seen that even they despise in their own sex? This is where you ladies can come to my aid. You can even respond anonymously. I can write my perspective as a man and frankly my dears, be shot down as a sexist pig. So remove the male perspective and hit your own sex with your best shot.
In my image above I refer to Lilith [Read more in this link] as one of my inspirations to this evil queen. In some legends Lilith was the first wife of Adam. Yes, that’s right. Adam was divorcee, so to speak. Lilith would not submit to Adam and was cast out of Eden to become the first succubus [Read more in this link] She even mated with the archangel Samael (talk about juicy material?)Some legends even state she invades infant cribs to rob the breath of infants, as her revenge against Eve. Therefore women chanted a lullaby to protect their infants from Lilith who became a demon.
This is just one source of original evilness that is going to relentlessly attack and destroy an innocent female child and subsequently the world she is a part of. Don’t be dismayed there is also a good queen in the story, although it must be a tragedy, it will end on a positive note. Queen Maggith is the lead evil character, a name I derived from a combination of Maggot and Lilith. Unfortunately, a friend of mine from Corpus Christi wanted to be in one of my books, so I made her the good queen Tamylla, and then her friend Maggie also wanted to be in one. Well Maggie, sorry, but you drew the last straw. Please don’t hate me forever. Maggith is going to be terrible, every woman on earth is going to hate her.
For those of you ladies who may not know these vices here are the seven deadly sins:
- Pride – considered the highest sin of all.
- Lust – a definite theme in this story
- Envy – what can I say!
- Wrath – hell hath no fury like a woman scorned (one of my chief themes in this story)
So, place on your thinking tiara or crown, and tell me what characteristics you think would make the most awesome evil queen ever. What causes women to be petty? Thanks for being a good sport too.