Writing Fiction with Your Favorite Narcissist
I can not write fiction. I have tried. By the third paragraph, I have managed to bore even myself. But, lucky for me, I now have the pleasure of interacting with a phenomenal fiction creator- a narcissist.
Let me tell you, no one is as capable of creating fiction in the real world as a narcissist. Recently, my husband’s ex-wife lost her job. She told my husband that the company for which she worked had offered her a contract, but she did not think it was enough. They terminated her.
As she contacted my husband, she also informed him that she would be needing more child support. So, we were now involved in the situation. At this point, her creative juices really had only begun flowing. For, just last week, my husband received an e-mail from his attorney. The ex-wife’s attorney had apparently written a note wondering why all this talk about this “other contract” was occurring. The ex-wife’s attorney stated that my husband’s ex- had no idea about this “other” contract, and she wanted to know who was “spreading rumors” about her.
Oh, my goodness. This is such a narcissist for you. She can not own up to the fact that she turned down a contract, then was silly enough to tell my husband about this contract. Instead, she goes into “fiction” mode. She conveniently “forgets” everything and to make her story even more plausible, in her mind, she turns the tables further and wonders who is “spreading rumors” about her.
I know, I know, this type of thought process is difficult to follow and understand. Given its convoluted manner, all you can do is throw up your hands and utter, “Wonders never cease in the mind of a narcissist.”
It took all my patience in this world, upon being informed of this, not to pick up my phone, call my husband’s ex-wife and say, simply “The person who is ‘spreading rumors’ about you is you, you idiot.”
But such words are wasted on the narcissist. They are the JRR Tolkien’s of their lives, creating one fantastical world after another. The plot lines are sadly, predictable, not inventive, and a bit repetitive. I find myself mentally, rapidly turning the pages, trying to get to the “end” of this story.