Floor me with your flaws
This week is the start of my Gotham Creative Writing course. I enjoyed the lecture, took part in the seminar, submitted my bio but the assignment has ‘flawed’ me! I have to select one of my personality flaws, apply it to a character in a story and write about the events in less than 500 words. Oh, and make it entertaining. First I had to resist the temptation to inform my lecturer that this assignment is too exclusive – those of us who are flawless simply have no starting point! Later, I reached deep inside my personality, very deep, and managed to find one (yes, just one)….I’m not going to tell you what it is – if you haven’t spotted it already, I’m not going to be the one to point out my imperfection(s)! Now I just have to overcome the ‘make it entertaining’ part.
I discussed the assignment with others who didn’t say as much, but could find enough flaws in me to make a list as long as their arm, but couldn’t think of their own! So, I challenge you – can you think of your flaws? You don’t have to share them – it is, of course, important to maintain the illusion of perfection – I’m just interested to know how many people really know themselves….really, really know!
And so to work….
Update: Barry has come up with a better personality flaw for me to write about. Isn’t he just wonderful?! All credit to him, he managed to point out a flaw without offending me – now that’s love!