Change the names.
For your soul and theirs...and their family's.
With something so close in time, it is the respectful and decent thing to do.
If it were reporting, no. But giving you are writing a play, yes. And removing it from pure fact, gives you the freedom to write even deeper truth through art.
Most likely you will have to take some liberties to make it a theatrical drama, whereas in reporting you do not do that.
If this were in the removed past, I would say you do not have to change names.
in media res
Last edited on Mon Dec 15th, 2008 03:40 am by in media res