Wednesday, February 24, 2016
We create stories to help us shape a chaotic world, to navigate inequities of power, to accept our lack of control over nature, over others, over ourselves. -Doug Dorst.
Up until Haunted, I’d never written in this genre. Most of my work has more of a paranormal bent. Now don’t get me wrong, I read it all the time; in fact it’s one of my favorites—I love the mish-mash of it all—nothing like escaping reality for a good time. It works because it comes so naturally to us. Who among us isn’t curious about what might have been? Think about it. Our life is made up of a million choices. What if we’d made just one differently? Would our whole world be changed? Possibly. Who can wrap their arms around that? And the most frightening part? Sometimes the choices aren’t even our own. What if that train that was supposed to pick up your mother was late—you know that train where your mom and dad met? It’s like Back to the Future on steroids. Almost makes you never want to leave your house, doesn’t it? But there’s a cost there, too.
Everything has a cost.
Just something to think about.