A.J. Castellitto
The Prophet
By A.J. Castellitto
November 3, 2017

In the near future... The Prophet awakens

Inspired by a deep sense of responsibility the Prophet begins his mission to point out that things are very wrong.

The Prophet is surprised at the overwhelming negative response from Those Who Will Not See. He learns that Truth is often like an enemy: It hurts, It cuts, It is not easily accepted, It causes Those Who Will not See to put up barriers and sometimes attack... but the Prophet continues to reason.

For the first time a few listen. They gather their voices as one to encourage Those Who Will Not See to have hope... but time is short.

Almost no one listens. The Prophet's initial exuberance is dampened by weariness as Those Who Will Not See become more determined to look away. They mock the Prophet while spreading lies about him. He is perplexed that being Truthful can fuel such unbridled hatred. The Prophet remembers how easy it was when He Would Not See.

The Prophet attempts to take His message to those at the top... The Profiteers.

The local community turns against The Prophet and his Followers. He is run out of town.

The Prophet summons His Followers in hiding for now they will gather together in a deserted town while making new plans.

After regrouping and reaffirming their mission the Prophet and his Followers try another approach. This time they will go before The Spiritual Masters of Those Who Will Not See... After all, The Masters' scrolls command that they be responsible for Mother Earth. The Prophet feels He must remind them of this, but he knows it's dangerous. The Masters are close friends with the Profiteers.

The Prophet and Followers wait. Their journey is determined this night. All hope rests on the message of The Prophet getting through to The Masters of Those Who Will Not See.

An Answer Arrives. The Spiritual Masters of Those Who Will Not See betray The Prophet. They say He is a False Prophet, a liar. He is The Enemy.

The Prophet is stunned, dejected and silent. He indulges in a moment of self pity. He knows he has failed to convince The Masters... the last hope of Mother Earth.

The Prophet and the Followers understand that no one who stays behind will survive. It is time to leave. Their only hope is to reach a space station owned by The Profiteers. They will hide their Truths for now. It is the only way to survive. The Prophet looks back on the disappearing Earth. He ponders.

How did we let it come to this???

"For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?"

© A.J. Castellitto


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