This week’s Weekly Writing Challenge emphasizes point of view. Below is an incident with three different takes from three different participants.
Scene one – a downtown fourth floor condominium on a Tuesday at 2:30 pm
A man, suspecting his wife is having an affair, comes home unexpectedly to catch her in flagrante delicto. He bursts into the bedroom and sure enough finds his wife in bed naked. He begins accusing her, she starts to deny, they argue loudly, she gets dressed and storms out. So irate is our cuckolded husband that, as he looks around the room, he sees a wardrobe and, in a fit of jealous rage, picks up the wardrobe, walks out onto the balcony, waits for his wife to leave the building and drops it on her. Immediately after releasing the wardrobe he has a massive heart attack and dies.
Scene two – St. Peter greeting arrivals at the Gates of Heaven
A woman arrives and St. Peter asks what happened. She replies “I don’t know, the last thing I remember I was running out of my building from my crazy husband and was hit and killed by something heavy”. St. Peter waves her in.
A man comes along next and St. Peter asks what happened. He replies “I don’t know, the last thing I remember I was carrying this huge wardrobe and dropped it off a balcony and must have had a heart attack”. St. Peter gives him the go ahead.
Finally another man arrives at the Pearly Gates and when St. Peter asks him what happened he answers “I don’t know, the last thing I remember I was hiding in this huge wardrobe ….