The Man With A Thousand Faces

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They called him The Man With A Thousand Faces.

Who he was, where he came from, why he did what he did, will forever remain unknown, hidden in the shadows, just like the man himself. But what is known is that ages before there was Arya Stark, Jason Bourne, Carlos-The Jackal, or Dexter, he was the greatest assassin the world had never seen!

They called him The Man With A Thousand Faces because a thousand deaths are credited to him. A thousand lives lost, a thousand lives taken, a thousand lives lived during the taking of those lives!

They called him The Man With A Thousand Faces because of he took off the faces of his victims with a sharp blade, and kept them as souvenirs. Where those faces are, no one knows, for no one knows who this man really was, he was a legend, a chimera, he was no one, he was everyone.

They called him The Man With A Thousand Faces because he became a legend by taking on the contract for those thousand murders when no one was ready to handle such a formidable and daunting task. But he did not hesitate even for a second before saying yes. And he stuck to his word.

They called him The Man With A Thousand Faces and put up his statue in the El Retiro Park in Madrid. After all, the park existed today only because of the thousand murders committed by him there. Many were the perils he faced, many the protests by concerned citizens. But he had taken the contract, and he would never go back on it, even if he died in the process.

They called him The Man With A Thousand Faces because he saved the park by killing a thousand pigeons. The flow of visitors to the park revived, in fact, increased multi-fold with the stomping out of the pigeon infestation. The park was once again a haven for lovers of nature, who did not need to be concerned about deadly diseases by spread by the vicious pigeons, or about the poop that could drop on them every minute they were in the park. But before they could thank him, he had disappeared, his job was done there. So they did not know who he was, where he came from, and why did he do what he did, but they showed their gratitude to him by erecting his statue at the entrance of the park, and…

They called him The Man With A Thousand Faces.

 

 

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About anuragbakhshi

At the age of 40, I decided to exit the corporate world, and enter the world of stories as a full-time writer. Wish me luck!
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