Have you ever noticed how certain phrases when said out loud or publicly declared have the opposite reaction to the words being said?
They hadn’t been having problems exactly, but things had settled down a lot from when they first met. They had their routine and it was nice, but not exciting.
A half-remembered dream that’s slowly coming into clarity.
I’m not unemployed I’m a writer. It’s a wonderful thing to say, and although true, the two statements are not mutually exclusive. I am unemployed and I am also a writer.
The short answer is effort.
“I don’t have a reservation but I’d like to know if there is a room available for tonight.”
Is it possible to have a favourite nightmare?
It’s funny how one simple line of dialogue can, for me anyway, completely change the nature of a character.