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Mutually exclusive double imparative is a fancy way to describe a character facing a decison about which of two actions to take, and both are bad.

A father with two sons he loves. One killed someone and the other is facing a trial for the murder. What Dad going to do? Remain quiet or tell the truth?

This setup makes for some intense drama.

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Imperative.
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Whilst the spell-check on 'Imperative' does wonders, I myself wonder, maybe , Old Guy, are you actually trying to start a theme based on that title? misspelled or not.

It's a title that sounds like something but means nothing when you actually think about it. Exclusions and 'Imperatives' rarely go together.

I'm not trying to break down any idea you have, but rephrasing common things like 'turmoil' or 'inner anguish' is not the core of a story.

It's like saying you have a story about Vendetta, but it's actually about contained rage, held, simmered and directed in a narrow focus to exact the pecieved justice of the person who wanted revenge. English isn't the most widly spoken language, but it has the largest vocab.

Sometimes, less is certainly more.

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I laughed. No, I'm not starting a theme. I was recalling the teacher I had who used those words. And I thought it was funny. However the story concept is sound.
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Any responsible father would fabricate evidence and pin it on the kid next door.
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Well, I'm glad you laughed, I got anxious later that I might of come across too mean. Though if I ever interpreted that story, it would be short. Ofc he tells truth, why lose two sons, one to Prison and other to eternal bitterness, when you can save one and let guilty one learn a lesson. Your Teacher sounds like she learnt Lit from back of a Shampoo bottle.

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