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Originally posted on Tales from the Motherland:
I’m throwing my hat in the ring again for the weekly Tipsy Lit Writing Challenge. The stories are all excellent, week after week. My hope is that you’ll read my story and it will earn you vote. Polls open first thing Saturday morning and remain open until Sunday morning. Please take a moment to vote; the competition has been fierce each week… real nail biters! IF you like my story, Please VOTE FOR IT HERE.
This week’s prompt was very interesting and extremely challenging: “Someone has become convinced they are a character in your latest fiction project. In story, tell us who are they and how does that belief affect their life in the ‘real’ world? (if you don’t have a latest fiction project, use a character from the book you are currently reading)”
Stories should be 1,500 words and address the prompt provided. I’m not working on a piece of fiction right now that would apply, nor am I reading anything. I emailed Wendy, who does a wonderful job of providing these weekly prompts and told her I’d like to use a song, as most songs are works of fiction. As soon as she enthusiastically gave me the OK, the song came to mind. I’m using Prince’s Raspberry Beret, released in 1985. It’s a classic, so hopefully most of you are familiar with it. If not, I’ve provided the music video a the end of this story.