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Characters v. Reality

Last night, in the doctor’s office of all places, my mother and I had another conversation about fictional characters.

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Summer?

I can’t believe it’s already August.  Summer has flown by.  Then again, it doesn’t really feel like Summer because I graduated college and I’m not going back to school this Fall.  I’m really sad about not going back.

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Come to the Dark Side – We Have Fiction

I know I originally said I like fiction because it’s nice to forget reality, but fiction also has a darker side. Some books are too perfect. Sure, they have their rollercoaster of feels and plot twists like any other book. However, these “perfect” books end with “Happily Ever After” – particularly if your name is Stephenie Meyer.* So I guess what I’m trying to say is I like fiction because it helps me cope with reality, but it also hurts because I wish fiction was reality and I didn’t have to deal with certain things in my life.

*More on this in a later post