I would like to submit a challenge for a modern day tale about a royal falling in love with a commoner of color. It doesn’t even have to be a royal, maybe the President or some world leader etc…(no CEO‘s or wealthy persons), it would be interesting to read about the dynamics of a relationship growing out of this situation. It would be great to see how would they meet (they don’t have the same social circles), his/her gaffs in being introduced to their world (he/she does not know the rules/protocol), the “royals” gaffs in being confronted with how commoners live and survive ( he/she is appalled and surprised how everyday people live.)
By nature of the story it would be “fairy tale” like but no “white knight” rescues. Make he/she work for it, make them come down to the commoners level, and let the commoner grow and expand their world without losing the essence of themselves (both “royal” and “commoner”.)
Another idea is maybe the “royal” is broke (although it couldn’t be a sitting President or world leader if they are penniless) and has to adjust to living in the “everyday world”. While watching the royal wedding this idea came to me and I thought the talented writers of The Chamber could make this idea into a great tale.
Categories: Original Fiction