One of my favorite songs from a musical is Defying Gravity, from the play Wicked. For those of you not familiar with the musical, it was based on a book of the same name by Gregory Maguire, which is a reimagining of the classic story, the Wizard of Oz. As you may have guessed based on the title, the story is from the point of view of the Wicked Witch, providing some insight as to what it was she did to earn the title of wicked.
So for today’s prompt I want you to give a voice to a villain (fictional only please). What makes them so villainous? Do they feel justified in their villainy? Or perhaps, like in the Wicked Witch’s case, is there part of the story we may not have been told?
Please be sure to let us know the name of the villain and the story in which they appear in the process notes. And as always, stop by and enjoy your fellow poet’s words.