It is a fact that cannot be denied: the wickedness of others becomes our own wickedness because it kindles something evil in our own hearts.
~ Carl Jung
Today, free-write about wickedness and how it might “spread” from one person to another. Or, write a story that examines wickedness as a theme. Try to avoid trite explanations (or the old lazy fallback of “he’s just eeeevil”). You might also try free-writing a list of some of the ways wickedness has been treated in fiction and literature before now, and perhaps some thoughts on how you might add to or diverge from those treatments. How might a wicked person (deliberately or inadvertently) tempt those around him with his wickedness?
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