Extract from an exclusive interview with Genghis Khan (re-visited)

This piece was submitted to the D’Verse Prosery Possibilities page, with the condition that the following quote in full had to be included in a 144 word story. “I prefer keeping in mind even the possibility that existence has its own reason for being.” Wisława Szymborska, “Possibilities”

“Just one last question, Mr. Khan. We’ve covered the unification of the Mongol tribes, developing the Silk Road, controlling huge areas of the world as your conquering armies dominated parts of Eastern Europe, the Middle East and, of course, Asia. We’ve covered your revolutionary military tactics, your complete trust in your generals, and your enlightened views on many aspects of society and religion. However it would seem that history may remember you most for your unmerciful slaughter of millions of innocent people and the annexation of their lands.  Tell me, is there a geographical line somewhere in your head where you will stand and be satisfied that you have achieved all of your dreams ?”

Genghis thought for several minutes about this and then said “The horizon, because I prefer keeping in mind even the possibility that existence has its own reason for being.”

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