(Author’s note: Nothing. Let’s do this!)
by Miles H. Rost
“So this is where you ended up, eh?”
“Yeah. Who would have thought that I would be the heir to the Sultanate.”
Mark O’Connor and Rahim Zaharia walked down the desert path within the walled town.
“10 years ago, we were pulling pranks on Melinda Clouse. And now you’re the Sultan of Watoomba.”
“8 years after becoming, I’m still not used to it. There are so many different things I have to do. Sometimes, I need an oasis from this desert.”
“Ever thought about coming back to the USA?”
Rahim shook his head.
“The people need me here. I am their oasis in this unforgiving desert.”
If only our rulers were, more often, our oases rather than our sciroccos
Agreed. But the one leader I follow is an oasis. A help in time of need.
An interesting piece of dialogue and a good video. what more could one need. In the desert a glass of ice cold water.
A kindly sultan can go a longways for a desert community. I pray that there are many of them in our world today.
Thank you for the comment, and I’m really glad you like the song. Medhi doesn’t get much attention from the world, alas.
Quite a change in his life in the last few years. Sounds like he has the right attitude though.
Well, when you’re basically exiled to another land as a leader, there’s not much choice but to go into your work joyfully.
Happy writing, David. 🙂
Awesome! The sense of destiny and need that helps him choose for the sake of the other, the right thing. Its what makes a leader!
Reluctant leader, though.
It takes a lot of sacrifice to be a true leader.
Even if it’s being a leader in your home, it takes sacrifice. If you’re not up for the task, you have to be ready to step into that gap.
Thank you for this comment. It was quite insightful. ^_^
The privilege and the burden of power. These two will make great characters.
The sultan is based on a good friend of mine from high school, who I really miss talking to. Alas, we dropped after a real long time.
Thank you for commenting!
That’s how leaders should be. Good story.
True leadership takes sacrifice. Sometimes, it means forgoing other comforts, such as being in a nation like America, to do such a thing.
Thank you for the comment!
A leader who knows what is required from a leader. Rare.