Monday, February 9, 2009

Have you noticed...


that it's the things people don't say that are sometimes more interesting than the things they do say?
One of the things that I have been asked most often about Chasing Boys is, How did Gaston get his scar?
In an effort to mirror real life, I deliberately left this piece of information out of the story, and it seems that it has bugged some readers.
Then there's the person, when confronted with a newborn baby, who says 'Wow, look at all that hair'. (Implication, ugly baby.)
Or a comment on a new house, 'That kitchen is so compact, everything is in reach'. (Implication this is the smallest house ever.)
Or a new hairdo, 'I really like that colour'. (Implication, that shaved one side look does nothing for you.)
Or, 'I like those jeans better on you'. (Question, better than what? Comment by my mum.)
Has anyone else noticed this?

1 comment:

Andrew's black dog blog said...

It's an art form, reading what's not said. "Not said" is the finest form of deception.