100-Word Fiction: ‘A Physical Geography of Celebrity’

Attrition: erosion of celebrity caused when new information distributed by the media collides with the narrative of a particular personality and shatters it to pieces.

Collapse: when a great celebrity ‘falls’ after a loss of support from peers and public following media revelations.

Corrasion: gradual wearing away of celebrity.

Fault: a large crack in public estimation of a celebrity caused by a sudden breaking news story.

Bedding Plane: a hitherto unseen celebrity narrative separating two different personas – one resistant to media attacks, one much weaker. The layers, deposited years ago as celebrity is formed, tilt towards scandal as weathering occurs.

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