A Second-Person Narrative

By reading this, you agree to become the protagonist of a second-person narrative.

“A second person narrative?” you ask. “Isn’t that just a cheap gimmick used by slightly desperate creative writing students? Besides, I’m not too crazy about the idea of some hack writer putting words in my mouth.”

“Many respected writers have written second-person narratives,” the author replied. “Have a look at the Wikipedia entry for ‘Second-person narrative.’”

“Well, okay, if you say so,” you say. “But I still don’t like the idea of being manipulated like some puppet.”

“Nobody is telling you what to do,” says the author. “Being the protagonist in a second-person narrative may seem a little strange at first, but you’ll get used to it after a little while.”

“So, what kind of story is this?” you ask. “I just hope this isn’t something about vampires or serial killers.”

“Relax, it’s just about brain-eating zombies from hell,” the author says.

“I think I want out of this story,” you reply.

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