I really want my pieces to have a punch line at the end. A “sock-it-to-‘em” line that leaves you with your mouth ajar. I’m not quite getting that element of surprise lately. The meanness, yes, a twist or two, but not surprise. To make it worse, I am writing about family members….dead, but loved by some. So I don’t feel comfortable waving my opinions in family members faces.
Say, “Hey, here’s my take on a really nasty man.” Nope.