Story Idea #52
The protagonist is trying to escape from the story you’re reading.
Frustrated by his fate within his own story, the protagonist figures out the existence of the third dimension and the reader. Journey with him him as he desperately attempts to reach out of his story, before finally realising that the only feasible way for him to exist in the third dimension is, sadly, solely within our minds and imagination. Like the character he is supposed to be.
(IMG: Gustave Courber, ‘Le Desespere’, 1845)