I picked this prompt because I feel like it forces your hand. You these this sentence and automatically think, ‘fallen angel who runs amuck messing up, royally.’
But what if that’s not it at all. What if it’s a backhanded comment? Like:
“Did you hear about Kara?”
“I did. What a shame…”
“Yeah, I guess you never expect an angel to set the world on fire.”
Maybe it’s a ‘thing’ a character says.
“You really screwed up this time, Mary.”
“Maybe I have, but you know what they say–no one expects and angel to set the world on fire!”
Words. Words. Words. Love ’em or hate ’em–but they affect all of us. Even the none writing people in our lives (or in this world.)
I like the latter of the two. I like the ‘catch phrase,’ for lack of a better term.
“Life’s too short, man. And you know what they say…”
Happy writing! xxoo-A