I equate everything to writing, so why not liken it to trying on bathing suits? (Work with me on this one, people!)

You’ve heard of point of view in books, right? It’s the narrative view an author uses to tell a story. First person or third? Past tense or present? Head jump, yes? No? Maybe a little?

Fascinating stuff, I know, but how does this relate to trying on bathing suits?

The other day I was feeling especially masochistic, so I gobbled down a cheeseburger then strolled through the swimwear section of a department store. Twenty minutes later, after barricading the dressing room stall, I wrangled myself into a loosely disguised water girdle and reread the tag.

Guaranteed to make you look ten times slimmer.

Ten times? Yeah, good luck with that.

Ever squeeze a balloon? Well that was pretty much my experience. Squash the top, the bottom pops out. Wedge in the bottom, hello top! Stuff the middle … at the exact spot these water girdles most concentrate—FLOOMP!

Everything spills out, which brings me back to my point. Yes, I actually have one … this time.

As I stood there, looking at my reflection in what had to be a warped carnival mirror, I came up with a new point of view.

4th person imperfect. It’s the narration when the mirror tells the story.

Let me just say, out of all the POV’s I’ve experimented with, this one’s my least favorite. It’s unreliable, delusional, and should NOT be used after eating a cheeseburger. 🙂



8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Big Dee
    Jun 04, 2016 @ 18:36:29

    You ate a cheeseburger just before trying on your “water girdle”? NO!NO! NO! Never, Never eat anything for 3 1/2 days before the taking the summer shock treatment! It’s the big Cardinal Sin #3! Just after never eating dessert!! But, you are forgiven because your humor, like a well made bathing suit, keeps pulling me in. You are one funny lady. Thanks for your POV!


  2. Elizabeth A
    Jun 04, 2016 @ 19:53:23

    Hahaha You speak the truth! Love the POV!


  3. christijwhitney
    Jun 04, 2016 @ 21:42:02

    This was great!


  4. Mike G.
    Jul 24, 2016 @ 03:47:23

    You are a talented lady 😊


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