(prompt: ‘kind’ 22/05/2020)
A military connection? Few would imagine that, but…
Once upon a long time ago, a military ‘rule-breaker’ would be ordered to stand facing his unit and his company band as his transgressions were read out to the beat of a drum – one staccato beat for each offence.
An ominous drrrrrrrrrrrum roll unfolded dramatically as all insignia, awards and medals were stripped from the guilty party’s uniform. He was forced to walk slowly through his kind, away from all his hopes and dreams to a slow, relentless drumbeat.
Like nails being hammered into a coffin, they sealed his destiny forever.
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