True, But Too Strange for Fiction

Create a character, named Anthony Weiner who is a congressman. Have him take pictures of his genitalia and send them to young women. Have it become public because he made a mistake with Twitter. Have him resign.
Already, the scenario sounds unrealistic because of his name. But, wait, there’s more…
A year afterward, have him run for mayor of the largest city in America. And, have him continue sending wiener pictures after he has complete therapy. Of course, this all becomes public.
Mark Twain said, “Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t.” This scenario, while true, is too unbelievable. The psychological angle—love of power, narcissism, and sexual addiction—would have to drive the story. Even still, few readers will believe it because, at its core, you have a person named Wiener sending wiener pictures and reentering the public eye while still doing it. It’s too strange…
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