Power Corrupts  May 9, 2009 - January 31, 2010

Reading and Deliberating


Everyone knows the famous line Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. There are dozens of quotes playing of this line. Your job is to write a story playing off one of the three quotes below, which all play off the above line. The qoute may not be a part of your actually story, but should be the theme. For an example, see my story Parachuter. Choose one quote below. Write a story, not a poem, around this quote. The best one will win.

If absolute power corrupts absolutely, does absolute powerlessness make you pure?
Harry Shearer

It is said that power corrupts, but actually it's more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power.
David Brin

Absolute faith corrupts as absolutely as absolute power.
Eric Hoffer


The sense of achievment, and of having won.


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Tara Murasaki
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Created May 9, 2009

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  • Writing may be submitted 5/9/2009 - 1/31/2010
  • Winners will be decided by User Votes


Tara Murasaki is solely responsible for the content of this contest, including all promised prizes. Take any promises of large monetary awards with a grain of salt. Contact Tara Murasaki if you have any further questions.

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