Here are my thoughts on today’s word prompt.
Jealousy is toxic, as is spite.
A misplaced word or one calculated to hurt can have a devastating effect on a relationship.
It can cast doubt and suspicion between a loving couple, alienating family and siblings as someone tries to poison the mind to suit their own inadequacies and failings.
One could say it was a misunderstanding, and maybe that was initially true, but when they see the power they have to destroy others by a verbal attack, they get the bit between their teeth and don’t know when to stop. It doesn’t matter what walk of life you’re from, someone will always want what you have, or a part of it, and if they can’t have it, they chop away with the verbal knife.
Slander and libel are not taken to task as much as they used to be, so people get away with their vicious, often untrue and unproven allegations.