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.

Published by MW Bewick

Writer of poetry and place; editor and journalist. Co-founder of Dunlin Press. Books including Pomes Flixus, The Orphaned Spaces and Scarecrow are available from http://dunlinpress.bigcartel.com

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