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In Fiction and in Life: The Character That’s “Too Nice”

We all have read stories with the character that’s “so nice” and have known people like that in real life.

However, don’t forget that looks can be deceiving…both in fiction and reality.

The character who’s too nice can turn out to be the evil menace that no one would have ever suspected. There were, for example, apparently elaborate suspicions that Jar-Jar Binks in Star Wars: Episodes I-III may have been some type of evil Sith in disguise.

In real life, these personalities are likely not as bad as a Sith. However, why treat someone with disrespect just because he or she is “nice,” and you can get away with it? Does a pleasant personality do you any wrong?

If that’s not enough to make you respect “nice” people, remember that the “nice ones” might have a little of a dark side, too. But don’t worry — maybe the least they’ll do is go home, piece together a voodoo doll of you and begin reciting incantations.

Do we really believe that anyone is too nice to get mad? Keep in mind that they just might be adept in making you believe that.

In fiction and in life…Respect this character.

 

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Flash Fiction, Life Stuff, Main Genre: Nostalgia, Microfiction, Nostalgia, posts, Wisdom

Remembering Through an Old House

Microstory: The old house was filled with things that reminded them of themselves, of each other...even if these things were just in the background.}

 


 

We’re living in a time when retro and nostalgia are in style more than any other past era. So what things do we tend to remember? We obviously remember the big things…the big events, things that changed our lives, the milestones.

But there are also things in our minds that are hidden — things that are not linked to any big milestone, but when we see them in a photo or suddenly hear them mentioned, we get a more vivid recollection of the feelings of a particular time in the past than the polished memories of the big events always at the front of our minds.

How is it that these little things in the background sometimes live so strongly in our heads? They didn’t seem “important” at the time — but they were powerful enough to sometimes spark a stronger reaction than memories of an entire big event.

There is a saying by Cesare Pavese, saying, “We don’t remember days — we remember moments.” Maybe those little things remind us of the moments.

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Related to the prompt “Retrospective.

{More nostalgia posts and flash fiction}