#3 – When I made a fire metaphor that everyone thought was literal.
I started writing “Ms. Kerri” back in 2014, but it never really took shape until March 2015. I had graduated from college a few months before, and I was still feeling very much like an English Major.
When it came to write the opening scene for the story, I decided to go with a metaphor, likening a sibling argument to the start of a devastating fire. However, the language was kinda vague (okay, in retrospect, it was totally vague) and 100% of the readers were confused.