Being For yOur Benefit13

Being For yOur Benefit

Another of the 48 Laws of Power by Robert Green as a writing prompt. The plan is to post one of these Law prompted pieces a week on Thursdays.


Law 13: Asking for Help Appeal to People’s Self Interest

we can’t do this without you

you were the first person we thought of

we love your work

your blog is one of the best

you see things is a totally fresh way

a way that we we want on our stage

in our magazine

it’s for good cause too

we know you’ll want to help

we know this issue speaks to your heart

as it speaks to the hearts

of millions of others

and you taking part

will let our cause reach out to even more

people will see you support us

they’ll become your fans too


that’s how it works

this network of support

of mutual care and admiration

this is why we can’t do this without you

please say you’ll be a part of this

worthwhile and important cause

for free

you’ll do it for free

because you are so generous

you don’t need to pay the rent

besides being a part of this

will bring you untold new fans

they’ll buy your work

they’ll make it worth your while

once they’ve made it worth our while

once you say yes

all you have to do

is invite all your friends to the show

to buy the magazine

they’ll be as eager as you to help

this worthy worthy cause

you’ll gain such respect

for giving it away for free

for being so selfless and generous


oh you’re not interested

who the fuck do you think you are

because if you don’t do it for free

it’s clearly not worth paying for

if you don’t think being seen

is worth your time

then you aren’t worth being seen


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