Concept: an assassin/target story but with a powerful witch or faerie that keeps trying to find an excuse to curse this one person but keeps failing and eventually realizes they’re actually an amazing person
They disguise themselves as an old lady and ask for shelter? The person let’s them in and gives them the nicest guest room.
They ask for a sip of water at a well? The person goes and fetches them their own pail so they don’t have to resort to begging.
The faerie just keeps trying more and more convoluted ways to prove that this person is selfish and evil but just ends up falling in love with them. I dunno, it sounds really sweet and funny
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No fresh idea, why not do a cover story on 'Indian Muslims'
No fresh idea, why not do a cover story on ‘Indian Muslims’
It’s the age-old system in Indian journalism.
For magazines, periodicals and even Sunday papers that needed a special story.
If you don’t have a fresh story or run out of all the ideas, just focus on ‘Indian Muslims’.
Do a story on ‘Indian Muslims’, with different angles!
Either term them ‘backward’ or do a story on ‘Muslim vote bank’, so-called appeasement or write about the clergy and…
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