chamekke (chamekke) wrote in lifein1973,

The Weekly Drabble Challenge 145 - Unreliable Narrator

I would like to take this opportunity to remind you that you may respond to the drabble challenge at ANY point during the week, not only the day that it's posted. You can also use the awfully handy "track this" button if you want to keep an eye on it.

The rules, such as they are:
1) A drabble is, by definition, a 100-word story. As this is a drabble challenge and not a snippet-challenge, all responses should be 100 words exactly, no exceptions. You may also choose to respond to this challenge with a five-minute sketch.
2) I have been asked to keep this to a single posting a week to avoid cluttering people's flists. So, drabbles will be posted as individual comments under the posting. IF you would like to post your drabble on your own LJ and link to it that's all right too. Just put that link in a comment under the posting.
3) PLEASE try to remember to put the word DRABBLE in the subject line of your comment. That way anyone who might want to read them will be able to easily spot the drabbles in amongst any reader comments the drabbles might receive.

RATING: Rather than worrying about individual headings I'm just going to say that any drabbles posted for these challenges might be a Brown or even Red Cortina for content/language, so let the reader beware!

PLEASE try to remember to make each drabble a comment in response to the original post. That way, if the comments start to collapse, the drabbles themselves should remain visible. Thanks.

Unreliable Narrator

An unreliable narrator is said to be a narrator whose credibility is compromised, someone whose version of events (for whatever reason) cannot be entirely relied on. Episode 2x05 is a superb example of an unreliable-narrator story. (And because we see everything in LOM through the eyes of a character who isn't sure what is real and what isn't, really the whole show stands on narrative quicksand!)

Your task is to write a drabble with, or about, a narrator who is unreliable — deliberately or otherwise. Was Annie's tale of jumping off the bridge at graduation actually a cover for something far more interesting? Did Gene lie about his brother Stu being dead? When Sam said of 2006, "Where I'm from, people love me," was it true — and did he even believe it?
Tags: friday drabble challenge

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