Story Lines I Hate
One of the reasons I have the two protagonists of the short story “The Death of Jonas Wakefield” as a man and a woman is just so I can not do a will-they-won’t-they story line.
That stuff is garbage.
I remember when it was announced that there was a new Sherlock Holmes TV show being made and that Watson was going to be written as a girl. That’s fine. I have no problem with Watson being a girl. The thing I have a problem with is lazy writers. As soon as I heard Watson was going to be a girl I knew that the love story and continual will-they-won’t-they was going to be a main story line.
It happens without fail. Two protagonists of opposite sex will end up having a long boring love story. I don’t want to do that. I want to show how to tell a story without that lame sauce.
The Death of Jonas Wakefield
Reagan King and Jonas Wakefield are friends. That’s all they will ever be. There is zero chance of them getting together and falling in love with each other. If it ever seems like Wakefield is flirting with Reagan it’s because he is teasing her. If it ever seems like Reagan is flirting with Wakefield then reread it because that would never happen.
If you like love stories don’t think that there is nothing for you in the King Wakefield stories. I’m just saying that these two will never fall in love with each other. They absolutely fall in love with other people.
I bet you’re dying to know who Wakefield would fall for.
- The Death of Jonas Wakefield: Who is Jonas Wakefield? (chortleatmygirth.com)
- The Death of Jonas Wakefield: Who is Reagan King? (chortleatmygirth.com)