IF YOU HAD DEATH’S SCYTHE
Well, since you asked…
It’s pointless to wield Death’s Scythe unless you have Death’s abilities. So let’s take into account that, like Death, I can be anywhere at any time and many different places at once. I’ll be like a Terry Pratchett DEATH, where every form of life has their own version of Death (The Death of Mice. The Death of Elephants, and so on).
I’m the Grim Reaper of Humanity.
What Would I Do?
Bring peace to the world.
I’d start by going into the United Nations during a Peace Summit, first thing Monday morning. I’d just walk right in like Death in a Terry Pratchett novel, unimpeded right past security (because, seriously, who is going to stop me?)
Then I’d walk right up to the podium, regardless of who was already there (because, seriously…), and I’d say (in the dulcet tones of Death’s sepultural, Christopher Lee, voice),
“SO, WE’RE GOING TO HAVE A RECORD BREAKING, GENUINELY PRODUCTIVE PEACE SUMMIT, AREN’T WE? WE’RE NOT GOING TO HAVE ANY CHILDISH NONSENSE, ARE WE? NO, WE ARE ALL ADULTS.
NOW I KNOW THERE ARE A LOT OF COUNTRIES REPRESENTED HERE AND IT WILL TAKE TIME FOR EVERYONE TO MEET WITH EVERYONE. YOU KNOW, TO HAMMER OUT ALL OF THE DETAILS TO BEST REPRESENT THE WELFARE OF YOUR NATION’S CITIZENRY. YOU HAVE UNTIL FRIDAY AT 5:00PM.”
There would be silence from the assembled august body, as you’d expect from such a momentous occasion and announcement. Yet, inevitably as there always is, there would be that one person.
Voice in the auditorium:
“What happens if we haven’t resolved our differences by 5pm Friday?”
“THANK YOU FOR VOLUNTEERING TO BE AN EXAMPLE.”
I’d step off the podium and walk with an intent and uninterrupted straight line for that person (because, seriously…).
At some point, the soon-to-be-deceased would realize I was serious as Death and run screaming from the room. I’d follow at a walk, go through the double doors, then turn around and (to be heard) bellow to everyone else,
Me: “REMEMBER! 5PM THIS FRIDAY! DON’T BE LATE!”
Then I’d close the double doors behind me.
– E.C. McMullen Jr.
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