Met with stony silence, the stories died down, as they eventually will. Except, they thought it was a victory, and decided to don the cloak of martyrdom, and injudiciously fan the flames again. This time, they got what they deserved- strong, unequivocal, but dignified.
When will people learn that silence is not always a sign of weakness?
A drabble is a story told in exactly 100 words.