Ruby Rumsey‘s dialogue prompt has the potential to be comedy or horror. It also could be someone who is just being snarky. Words paint beautiful pictures, but they still only go so far.
The first time I was introduced to the idea of a shadow having a mind of it’s own was probably the 1976 version of Peter Pan with Danny Kaye. In that story Shadow was a character in it’s own right, one who had no speaking lines, but certainly a character and a fun one.
In this prompt it is unclear if the shadow really does have a mind of it’s own or if the speaker is being sarcastic to throw the conversation away from how clumsy they are. The best prompts are like this as it gives you the chance to make up your own mind about whether or not you think something should be one way or the other.
Do you think the shadow is it’s own character here? Or do you think this is a case of sarcasm and snarkiness at it’s finest?