Would you want to know everything? It would simplify some things and massively complicate other things. And you’d always know how a book ended before you read it, so that would be annoying.
Much of the conflict in stories is based on a lack of key knowledge: for instance, romantic comedies often hinge on a misunderstanding between the characters (e.g. the girl he’s hugging is his sister, not his girlfriend); spy movies are about who the mole in the operation is or what the secret password it; adventure movies might be about the location of the lost temple, etc. If characters knew everything, stories would be a lot less interesting.
Story Prompt: August 29, 2022
Write a story that depends on one key piece of information.
If you want to share your story, you can either email me at email@example.com or submit it at the link here. I’d love to publish your story as well.
Remember to get enough sleep.
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I just penned an essay about finding a baby in a carriage unattended. It has a happy ending but for a few minutes, it seemed as if I might become a foster mom. Whew…close call.
Love Muse on Monday. Such a wonderful concept you’ve created David. Your prompt always filets writing right down the middle. 🙂