Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Writing Prompt: Flying Monkeys

Narcissists project a false sense of self in order to get a constant stream of attention (also known as their narcissist supply).  If they aren't getting the adulation, admiration, respect, fear, applause or affirmation that they seek, they will  manipulate situations and pit people against each other in order to create drama and garner attention for themselves.

Of course, narcissists don't always work alone.  Sometimes they enlist the help of family and friends who believe their stories and do the bidding of narcissists.  "Please just do this for the so-and-so," they'll ask the narcissist's target.  Alternatively, they'll spread gossip and rumors in order to help the narcissist achieve his or her goals.  The helpers of a narcissist are known as "flying monkeys."

For today's writing prompt, spin us a short tale of -

flying monkeys and the damage they can do.

Three Wise Monkeys - photo by Ray in Manila / CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)


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