So here's an idea Rook and I came up sometime last year while crafting japes at the expense of overdramatic abstractions in Tahereh Mafi's "Shatter Me." Why not make questionable or out-of-context descriptions into drinks?
To people who experience attraction: would an individual's use of this charm affect your ABILITY to consent to sex?
I liked plenty of "Young Adult" books before genrefication and I still do now. There are a lot of hidden treasures below the stenciled garbage, and I'm on a journey to discover some. As my first step in this journey, I turned to Tahereh Mafi's popular 2011 "Shatter Me."
It's anonymous, it's cathartic, and on paper it's fairly humorous. Give it a try! Be salty before you're angry.
Plenty of writers and readers probably already know what the magical realism genre is. But plenty of you also probably do not. Since I borrow from it stylistically and almost all of the time, I'll take the time to explain.
All writers start as readers. And a lot of us started in the same place. Let's take a trip to my childhood, and possibly to yours.