RE: The Dying Body Chronicles 8: Story of my life

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Despite the narrator's intention, we do have a character and we do have conflict. The character of course, is the nameless creator, the author of this dark exercise. And we do have conflict. The conflict is between the author and the reader. The narrator--the author--is antagonistic. There is a challenge to not engage, to not believe.

The narrator throws convention to the wind with contemptuous disregard for the reader's expectation. The voice of the narrator is Brechtian in its refusal to entertain. There will be no diversion from the dark truth.

Despite your assertion, @warpedpoetic, this is a story, an extraordinary story that does not bore. Thank you for posting the story in the Ink Well community. Have you read and commented on the work of at least two other writers this week? (See The Ink Well community rules on our home page.) This helps our community thrive, and also makes you eligible to be chosen for a spotlight in our weekly highlights magazine. Thank you!



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Only truth here. I am very curious about writing about silence. Writing is a form of expression as much as silence is. How do you write silence? How do you not just make your characters dumb but actually make the setting, the character, the action voiceless? Except I submit a blank page, I'm yet to fully grasp the solution to that problem. And now, I have given myself another project; writing a story without character.

Truly you grasp the intention of the narrator. I have experimented with antagonistic narrators before. I'll do so again until it arouses something from readers; acknowledgement.

Thank you for this comments. It is always a pleasure to post here. Your feedback is a great help. Thank you

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