I'm not sure if this has been done before. In my story, the main character's wife takes the form of a town. The town represents how he feels towards his wife (mostly sad feelings and repulsion). It shouldn't be very obvious that the town represents his wife, but at the same time, it shouldn't be too hard to figure out that.
Any suggestions to accomplish this?
Summary (of the summary) of the story:
A young man wanders in a town trying to find a girl (after receiving a call from her), which represents his wife but from a "romantic past". The whole town represents his "actual wife" who produces him feelings of repulsion, frustration and sadness.
- Loneliness: The wife no longer spend time with him so there is no one in the town.
- Miscarriage: Her wife had a miscarriage so the rivers of the town are red.
- Well I thought about female elements that fit a dark environment: menstrual blood and long strings of hair.
- Infidelity: The wife has been going out with another man (I have no idea how to represent that in the town).
But I don't think adding that will make the reader realize that the town represents the wife.
I will like the reader feel that the town has some female attributes.