A dose of fetish. Good friends. An incomparable muse.
Plot devices such as mistaken identities, misheard conversations, misdirected messages, misconstrued events, miscalculated plans have driven stories for the eons. Mis[…]s are the stuff of legend, mystery, comedy, spy versus spy, thrillers, romance, science fiction, lore, literature, life.
Your [mis]son this week: to weave a tale using mis[…] as key to plot; character(s); genre; title; “[e]t cetera, et cetera, et cetera!” (King, The King and I). There is a wide array of amusing, entertaining, nerve-wracking, feel-good movies, plays, poems, and stories revolving around a mis[…]: Danny Kaye’s The Inspector General; John le Carré’s spy thrillers to mention but a few.
So have fun and anything goes: mis[direction]; mis[taken] identities; mis[interpreted] messages . . .
I’ll be curiouser and curiouser to read your mis[…]. Snow is falling on my blog. Fifty anniversary of “A Charlie Brown’s Christmas.” ‘Tis the season. Feel free to weave the festive and the spiritual of December into your tale.
Alfred Hitchcock, a master talesmith and interpreter, oft used these mis[…]s to great advantage. Watching North by Northwest reminded me of this:
Once you have woven your mis[…] tale, don’t forget to TAG your post: Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie and Tale Weaver. Add your link to the MLMM linky button. In case the tale weaver gremlins are at work, please link back to this post, as well.
I hope your muse, whether Alfred Hitchcock or Alfred Lord Tennyson, has a mis[cue] up their sleeve (along with that 5th ace).