Fuckin Friday

Fuckin’ Friday Prompt #34

Thought I’d give you a bit of a challenge this week. It’s so easy to make a character with an unpopular opinion an idiot. This then becomes a projection on how you feel about the issue and the people who hold that opposing viewpoint. But you have to remember, just because someone believes something you believe, with every fiber of your being, to be wrong doesn’t necessarily mean they aren’t an intelligent and logical person.

Take the Flat Earthers for example. There’s a lot of logical and compelling arguments for their case. Yes, of course they’re wrong, but that doesn’t mean every person who believes it is plain stupid, just misguided. I know this is an extreme example, but think of an topic; whether it be political, religious, etc; that makes you think people on the other side are automatically idiots. I’m sure you have one.

So that brings us, finally, to this week’s prompt:

Create a dialogue where one character has a viewpoint you 100% disagree with. Make the character intelligent and coherent. The goal is to make the reader start to wonder if that character is correct.

So give it a go and try to see the logic through the eyes of the other half. As always, send us your work for a chance to be featured.

Oh, and the Earth is round, you fucking idiots.

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