Who’s Your Tyrant?

Elena Tucker
4 min readJan 11, 2024
Photo by Laura Lugaresi on Unsplash

All my life I’ve hated tyrants, but now, nearing my sixth decade, I am beginning to think that perhaps I have been jumping to conclusions a bit too fast. Like, people say “bully,” and immediately I hate that person, but that’s not quite the correct example. But say “tyrant,” and you can’t even say the word without saying the word “rant” at the same time. What if, say, accidentally, one became a tyrant, like got caught up in a movement, or elected yourself…

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Elena Tucker

Writer and storyteller, immigrant, wife, mom, knitter, collector of jokes, lover of cheap, sweet wine.