In my last post, I listed the kinds of acts that separate the people with a shred of decency from the people whose decency is in shreds, the latter kind being a kind of villain I like to write. In my post, I listed the following examples:
They could return the twenty-dollar bill that has just fallen from the stranger's pocket, or they could keep it themselves. They could call 9-1-1 when they see the man being beaten, or they could go back to their work. They could help the old lady on to the bus and give up their seat, or they could push her under the wheels and ride comfortably.
At the time, I wrote that last example as a stretch of the imagination. I mean, really, what kind of person would do that?
I'd like to introduce Exhibit A.
Reviewers talk about how far-fetched plots might be, but, really - is there anything a human WON'T do?