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Where Have All The Heroes Gone?

 

Show me a hero and I'll write you a tragedy.

-  F. Scott Fitzgerald

 

The day the heroes went away began, as many do, with a sunrise.

It was a fairly nondescript sunrise, without any spectacular colours or interesting patterns in the clouds. It just rose with the steady familiarly of a task performed without fail for millennia: Pink, then red, then a burst of golden light that slowly became a hemisphere on the horizon.

Unfortunately, this was where the similarity to other days took a dramatic downturn…

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