Manipulation (2) (5-Minute Freewrite Challenge) 092920


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Good day freewriters! Here is my freewrite entry for the prompt "Manipulation". This 5-Minute Freewrite Challenge is an initiative by @mariannewest. Everyone can join this challenge by checking her profile for the daily prompt, and @freewritehouse.


Working at the entertainment sector of a media network, Lizette is getting tired of the manipulative practices of the company. The way they control their talents, including their personal lives, as well as the fans. Their PR team is doing well by making it seems their love teams are in a relationship for the delight of their fans.

One of those manipulations is by pairing Gary and Julie in a movie, both in a relationship with other actors the network has paired as well. The movie was shot from an Asian country. Since the two of them are away from their loved ones, they fell in love with each other.

As they got home, promotion of the film was made with the main actors, and it was shown in theaters. It grossed a decent amount, which is quite disappointing for the network, and film company. Still, the actors are often seen in the public too close.

After few weeks, news broke out that Julie and her boyfriend broke up. It was followed by Gary's break up from his girlfriend. The network did everything to save the faces of their talents from the midst of social media scrutiny, and the actors had denied about their relationship.

After a year, Gary and Julie admitted they're in a relationship. Lizette, who's tired of these manipulations, decided to resign from the network. Eventually, she released a book with a title "Life in Broadcast Network".


Here is entry for the freewrite prompt "Manipulation" which was created through the website squibler.io.

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