It’s not unusual to daydream about what life would be like if we “made it big.” But fame and fortune can have their downsides too. Write from the perspective of a fictional celebrity who struggles with their fame and whose only wish is to be an average, unknown person again. [Photo credit: YWP Media Library, Nathaniel Steele]
My name is Gavin. I am unfortunately, famous. People come from all over the world just to see me. Just to see me. Only me. No one else, just me. You might think, Oh man, he’s got the life! A great place, a great talent, a great life! Well just to be clear, I am not happy being full of fame, and fortune. Yes I have great friends, and great food, and a supposed to be great life. You're probably wondering what my talent is. Well, my talent is . . . NOTHING! I know right? What's the big deal if all people do is come to stare at me?! I am supposably the biggest elephant in the world. I am 5.38 meters tall, and I weigh well, it’s embarrassing so I don’t like to say that number. Yes I am an elephant, but I want to be with the other elephants in the wild! Not stuck in a cage! I wish I was like all the other elephants. Not huge, not in a cage, and not famous.
I did it, I made it big. All I ever did was hope to be known. But now? Now all I want is a normal life. A life where I can go grocery shopping, out to eat, for a walk with the kids, and not be stopped.
Sure it’s fun and all, being some little kid's idea of a hero, but I just don’t want to be that anymore. The pressure is insane, The stress is unbearable. My family is struggling, my life is crumbling.
I want to be anonymous. I want to be anonymous. I want to be anonymous. There’s no place like home, right?
A home where I’m unknown. A home where I can be me. A home where I am finally free.