Idea for a story: A novel that has two stories, A slive of life, coming of age story with a guy trying to cope with all the handles of love and growing up. along side a fantasy story of a brave knight chaaracter fighting all sorts of crazy monsters and eventually fighting an evil dragon. The twist; Everything in the Fantasy story is Alegory for all the slice of life stuff the young man is grappling with. Specifically fighting a dragon that represents astrained relationship with an Exgirlfriend.
Extra twist! While the reader notices the similarities between the two worlds, a certain sorcerer appears in the fantasy segment who has no counterpart in the real world. The sorcerer assaults the knight with spells causing mundane problems which make his quest more difficult but are similar in nature to what the slice of life guy is facing. In return, the slice of life guy starts suffering from fantastical ailments because of the mirrored but changed situation and so to triumph these two counterparts must deal with all their problems combined, leaving the reader to wonder what part of this story is even the real story anymore.