Topple my Enemies
To take effect stories must be heard - told and retold until so many people believe them that, like the roots of ancient trees, they upend the foundations of seemingly unassailable fortresses. Sometimes they are tales told with such skills, passion, and panache that they last in memory for an age. Sometimes they are as simple as, "doesn't she look tired". What sends a story rooting like bindweed is a mystery - gifted teller, fertile audience, sheer luck?
A teller should always bear in mind that, before setting out to topple an enemy, one should always consider the space that will be left by them and what may grow in it. Have a secondary story from which to grow something new and preferable once the tyrant has been ripped down - lest something worse flower in its place.