The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors (halfshellvenus) wrote,
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors

LJ Idol Exhibit A: "Trawling the Waters"

Trawling The Waters
LJ Idol Exhibit A | week 2 | 300 words
Throw The Little Ones Back


The first idea that comes to mind is, "Fish! Or fishing! Yeah, let's do that!" But it's too obvious, too simple, and what do I know about fishing? This one doesn't have legs. It'd never make it in the polls.

So try again, stir the imagination a little bit. Ooh—"Drinking! Tequila or some other kind of shots and the difference between drinking to get drunk, and savoring what life has to offer. That'll work!"

But I don't know. Sounds kind of preachy. Not very much fun to write, either. Hey, if I don’t want to write it, then who's going to want to read it? Nah, scrap that one too.

Try again. Um… oh, I know: "Fairytales and cruelty to wee folk!" Well, actually—that's kind of a pun, isn't it, and I'm not a big fan of puns. So, probably not.

How about, "Discrimination against the vertically challenged"? Wait, isn't that practically the last thing all over again? With the puns and the cruelty, except more political? Geez, it's like these ideas are all self-destructing.

Well, I'm running out of possibilities here, and still haven't hit paydirt. None of those other approaches really speak to me, so I guess there's only one left: "Topic Meta!"

They say go big or go home, and what could be bigger than using consideration of the prompt to fulfill the prompt? \o/ That's totally a thing, right? And the self-referentiality just announces itself like a nudist crashing a church picnic.

So it's all good now, and surely I can count on you to tick the box of Yay? Hey, what're you doing?!?

That had better be applause I'm hearing right now, and not the flushing sound that leads to being swept down an unforgiving drain… :\

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Tags: exhibit a, my_fic, original_fiction, real lj idol
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