Saturday, December 14, 2019

Golden goose

‘You can’t just kill him!’

‘Why not?’

‘Because people love him.’

‘We’ve been through this a dozen times. It’s the only way I’m going to be free of him.’

‘Just take a break; come back to him in the future.’

‘He’ll be lingering in the background. I need to draw a hard line.’

‘But he’s your lead character! He is the series.’

‘And I’m sick of having to always structure my stories around him. He’s a millstone. I need the freedom to experiment. Be creative. Write something fresh.’

‘You’re killing the golden goose.’

‘Maybe. But that goose is killing me.’

A drabble is a story of exactly 100 words.

1 comment:

Margot Kinberg said...

Oh, this is brilliant, Rob! I'm sure lots of authors have felt this way. Sometimes, the urge must be overpowering.