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POV


In fiction, as in life, the unreliable narrator is a narrator who can't be trusted. Either from ignorance or self-interest, this narrator speaks with a bias, makes mistakes, or even lies. Part of the pleasure and challenge of these first person stories is working out the truth, and understanding why the narrator is not straightforward. It's also one tool an author uses to create an aura of authenticity in his or her work.

Create a poem, flash, or short story that utilizes an unreliable narrator.

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