Yuki watched in horror as the actor’s lips moved out of synch with the badly dubbed dialogue.
“HA HA! Now I have you, Honey Monster! HA HA!”
Her new American boyfriend said he loved Japanese cinema, and Yuki thought that was sweet, until she discovered he meant that he liked Kaiju – monster movies.
This was pretty symptomatic of their budding relationship, which Yuki knew was doomed, much like the giant bee after Godzilla was done with him. She would say one thing and he would hear another.
“This was supposed to be a love story,” she sighed under her breath.
This is part of Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ Challenge (which you can find out more about here). You don’t have to write to read and comment, but if you write, you should probably go read others’ stories. Just sayin’. Challenge yourself to read all of them — that’s the real challenge, darlings.
My story this week popped into my head immediately — the metaphor, anyway. I started funny and then ended up with pathos — what can I say — isn’t it pathetic? Don’t you think? Kind of like rain on your wedding day, or a no smoking sign on your cigarette break or some other line from that song that described pathos and not irony, despite its insistence that all those examples were ironic?
If no Canadian has personally apologized to you for Alanis Morissette yet, darlings, consider this my apology on behalf of an embarrassed nation.
As I get a chance to read, I will be posting my favourites below. Do check back from time to time, as I have impeccable taste, darlings.
You’ll all read Rochelle’s tale no doubt, but that doesn’t mean I can’t mention here that her story is wonderfully written.
AnElephantCant’s The Spaceship has a great Twilight Zone vibe to it.
Pinionpost has a great tale in “Too Many Flowers” — which is in itself a great metaphor for infidelity.