To the author of the fiction craft book who wrote this prompt for beginners: “Write a short story from the point of view of a young girl being pursued through a dark park by a crazed man with a knife,” fuck off.
To the same author who followed up with “Now rewrite it from the point of view of the man with a knife,” please continue to fuck off.
You dropped “crazed” from the second description. Aaah, he’s just a guy, you know, who could be having a bad day, you know, he needs our understanding, you know, why don’t we look at this from his point of view?
Comparisons are amphibious, odiferous, odalisque.
Right now I have all the words. But you don’t have to accept that. You can revise at your leisure, as soon as I leave the room. I’ll send in a woman with a knife.
Not fair? Oh, here she is.
Listen to Tanis MacDonald read “Crazed.”