How different writers look at the same situation.

Something different this time!

Your partner breaks up with you, dumping you for a richer, better looking person. So you write about it, as a writer would. But what you write will dictate how you put this down on paper:

(a) Poetry – you put all your angst down in a series of lines that just bleed with emotion and make everyone who reads or hears it just want to go out and kill themselves.

(b) Fantasy – your ex somehow ends up as dragon fodder.

(c) Crime – a person who has a strong resemblance to your ex becomes the victim of the week, killed in a way that is not only particularly nasty but, in the end, justified.

(d) Horror – a person with many of the same traits as your ex is put through a series of nasty and vicious trials and tribulations, and in the end just falls short, condemning him/her to eternal torment. Sometimes twice.

(e) Literary Fiction – a person suspiciously like your ex does nasty things to all who love her, and yet gets away with it.

(f) Science Fiction – a creature from another planet that has a personality much like an ex of yours conquers the world, destroying everything in her/his path until a brave young hero/ine (much like the writer, in fact) kills it with a Zircon Death Ray.

(f-2) Enlightened Science Fiction – a creature from another planet that has a personality much like an ex of yours conquers the world, destroying everything in her/his path until a brave young hero/ine (much like the writer, in fact) talks to it and discovers they have much in common and peace is made between the two sides.

(g) Romance – after enduring a break-up with a person who is just the ex with a different last name, the protagonist suffers through a series of disastrous affairs until he/she finally ends up back with the ex.
OR
      – the protagonist stays with a person who is just the ex with a different last name, until, in the end, he/she realises a much better option exists elsewhere and the person who is just the ex with a different last name is kicked to the curb.

(h) Western – the ex is shot in a nasty shoot-out. Sometimes twice.

(i) Surrealism – the purple grasshopper bifurcates the avocado with a hoop. An elephant whistles. Vikings explode princely.

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  1. #1 by johncoyote on August 10, 2013 - 7:26 pm

    I agree. No-one see the same sky or think the same thoughts. It is what we desire to see. I like your thoughts on a interesting topic.

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