Topic: Question about Voice and First Person
Okay, I tried to write this a hundred ways, but I'm not coherent today. So I'm just going to give a specific instance.
I'm writing in first person. The line is:
I stood in the shadows and watched the absurd scene before me.
Several reviewers have suggested I cut the word 'absurd' out and let the reader decide. My problem with doing this is...the reader might not think it's absurd and the MC definitely does. I'm going to come to areas like this many times in this story where the MC views things a certain way and the reader might not agree with her. I understand the concept of show not tell and letting the reader decide how a thing is. Is there another way to handle this?