This is a behind the scenes extra for SUFFERING, so I recommend reading that microfiction story first, as some of this may have spoilers.
Magical Realism Twitter bot: “A beauty therapist writes a book that is made out of holes.”
Readers and writers have often heard of “plot holes” in a story, so it was fun to think of this as a book with literal holes on each page. A page with a small hole still blocks most of the text on the next page. The hole allows the reader to see through to the next page, as well as directs the eye toward a specific area, even a specific word. In order to help the reader see what I saw in my head, I had Amara review a printed proof of her book.
For the book tour, I imagined a morning talk show. They would ask general questions about the book, of course. A beauty make-over for the host , however, is more attractive for ratings.
Not any genre elements in this microfiction, so it can be considered literary, or general fiction.
I’d like to create a printed book of holes some day.
Thanks for reading,