But what about those movies that are actually good, the ones that are beloved, cult classics, even critically acclaimed - is it possible for a movie to be great if it has scenes that make no sense?
The last time I posted was on the tenth of March. Just before the whole world turned upside down. First with an unprecedented pandemic, and then with the murder of George Floyd and the re-emergence of the Black Lives Matter movement.
The week was up, and still the boy didn't return. Worry became the girl's constant state. Where was he? Why hadn't he returned? Was he truly angry with her? Or was something else keeping him away? Well, nothing had kept him away before. So that last worry was quickly debunked. No, there could only be … Continue reading Part 9: An Attempt
The boy didn't return the next day. Nor the day after that. The girl woke up every morning, hoping he'd change his mind and would return sooner than a week. But every morning, she was disappointed. And every morning, her regret weighed more heavily than the night before. She'd finally made a friend, but she'd … Continue reading Part 7: Regret was a Tangible Thing
The girl never thought it would happen - her forever dream coming true. But it did. She made a friend. And then she was happy just to see him from afar, and speak with him as she'd never done with any human before. She was not ungrateful enough to keep wishing. But when he touched … Continue reading Part 6: A Dream Realised
The boy's plan was as simple as it was foolish, which was to say: very. "The dragon can pluck you out of the window with its tail!" he'd exclaimed. The girl had only rolled her eyes. As though she hadn't asked the dragon if it could fly her far away before. Besides, that wasn't the … Continue reading Part 5: A Half-Formed Thing
Do you ever feel that something you've dreamed about your entire life, something that you want more than anything, that you're willing to do whatever it takes for, isn't actually meant for you? Lately, I've been entertaining the notion that perhaps not everybody's dreams are meant to come true. Perhaps wanting it more than anything … Continue reading An Interruption
Neither the girl, nor the boy could quite believe what they were seeing. The former thought she must still be dreaming, and that if she even dared to blink, she'd awake in her bed, to the same sounds she was accustomed to hearing. The latter was trying to understand the situation he was currently in, … Continue reading Part 3: And So They Met
In that same far away land, long ago, there lived a boy with his mother. His father had died many moons before but left his mother and him a sum of money large enough to keep them comfortable. And, with the money his mother made from her art pieces beloved all over the village, the … Continue reading Part 2: The Boy
Today's prompt: Pick a really memorable person from your childhood. Describe them. Avoid adverbs.