In “A Girl Like You”, The Smithereens were talking about how people didn’t think the song’s protagonist belonged with “the girl”, about how those people stared and talked about them. In a similar vein, write a little Flashy Fiction in which your protagonist is coming into his or her own, taking a stand against the crowd’s expectations. Maybe they are just getting comfortable in their own skin. Maybe they’ve been egged on by someone with nefarious intentions. Or, maybe, like The Smithereens protagonist, they are bucking the crowd because they are smitten, maybe even in love.
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