How to RULE the World
by Jersey Clifford
I am not writing this article as a recommendation that you should try to conquer the world. That would be ridiculous. You, a mere mortal, building an army strong enough to rule the earth? I think not. If you knew anything worth knowing, you would know that human beings are near the bottom of the food chain. There are vampires (which I loathe), shifters and wraiths (both make good servants), and my kind.
I am a werewolf. Being the first in any species gives you a unique perspective. Ordinary werewolves are notoriously stupid, some illiterate, and they cannot control their rage. I, on the other hand, have become quite zen over the centuries. I can stand back, assess a situation, and know exactly what to do.
The first thing someone in my position needs to do to prepare for taking over the world is to build an army. Yes, I am turning mortals into werewolves right and left. They may not be smart, but they are ten times stronger than people.
The second thing I need to do is make a treaty with vampires. Yes, I know. It sounds unappetizing, but vampires aren’t all bad. Take my new friend Jack, for instance. He may have recently lost his fangs and can’t remember who I am, but he stirs something deep inside of me. Is it compassion? Loyalty? Love, even? I have no idea. Doesn’t matter. When the day comes, I will fulfill my destiny and kill Jack… again.
He is sweetest friend or hardest foe,
best angel or worst devil.
I either hate or love him so.
I can’t merely be civil.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
This is how I feel about him, torn in half. Part of me wants to save him, while the other part wants to rip into his chest with metallic claws. Jack would understand the quote above. He cherishes the written word as much as I do. Perhaps if I had someone else to discuss literature with, I wouldn’t be that drawn to him.
In any case, my army is nearly done. I am going to approach the vampires soon. Together, we will enslave the people. They will call us master. They will call us gods.
Rule series/Vampires Rule, published 2011
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