I decided to make light of this subject and illustrate several points of view. Imagine a rainbow arcing over the sky; heck, let’s make it a double rainbow. Imagine a leprechaun, an old man, a child with ADHD and a sexy blonde chick. They are all on a public road that runs along the edge of a park. Heck, let’s make it Central Park in NYC. The old man is a cabbie, the kid is on his bicycle and the sexy blonde is a passenger in the taxi. Of course, the leprechaun is the leprechaun.
As the cab approaches Columbus Circle, a double rainbow appears in the sky. The sexy blonde gasps at the beauty of the sight. “Pull over, driver. I want to chase that rainbow.” He pulls over to the curb. She leaps out of the vehicle and kicks off her Manolo Blahniks. She dashes across Strawberry Fields where a lone dude is playing “Imagine” on his acoustic guitar. As she runs past with her skirt pulled up around her thighs, she thinks about all the Gucci bags she can buy. Oh God, I’m going to be so rich, I’ll be able to stop being a trophy wife and spend more than my allowance. Gotta find the end of that rainbow.
I have to stop driving crazy women in my cab. She jumped out and didn’t pay me. Something about a rainbow. I can see it, but is there really an end? Is there really a pot of gold there? Heck, I’m just chasing this woman for my fare money. But, what if there is gold at the end of the rainbow? If there’s gold in this park, lead me to it.
The boy rode his bike through the park. He had attention deficit disorder and was easily distracted. He saw a barefooted woman run across the park with a man chasing after her. He looked up at the sky and saw a double rainbow. He turned his bicycle toward where he thought the end might be and pedaled like a mad man towards it. Before he got too far, he saw an albino pigeon and forgot all about leprechauns and rainbows.
What points of view did I use for each character? Can you write an ending for these poor souls? In each one’s POV?