In the Pursuit of Another

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

I rewatched The Man in the Iron Mask this week. It’s an interesting story that features the main characters from The Three Musketeers. It actually inspired two prompts in so you get to pick whichever one you like better today or do both! The first is inspired by the kings pursuit of a woman who is already in love with another man. He goes as far as arranging the death of this man so that she is available. Write a scene that shows how far your character would go in the pursuit of someone else’s affections. Is this person already involved? Will your character take a dark path like the king in this movie? Or will your character’s pursuit be a pure one faced with different challenges?

The second prompt is inspired by Leonardo DiCaprio’s portrayal of both King Louis and Phillippe. I always imagine that it must be fun for an actor to get to be both a villain and a hero in a movie. They have to show two completely different sides of the human experience. But as we all know the world isn’t as simple as good and evil or heroes and villains. In some cases one person’s hero is another person’s villain. Write a scene that plays with this idea. Who views your character as a hero and who views her as a villain?

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

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