JUST SAW a Twitter thing that says it all:
“When something goes wrong in your life, just yell ‘PLOT TWIST’ and move on.”
Do you have days when everything that can go wrong does?
Mine started at 3:00 AM when the smoke alarm went off. Cold night. The woodstove chimney had cooled down, and smoke couldn’t push through. Tried to restart the smoldering log, but as soon as I got back in bed . . . (sigh) This time downstairs, the monoxide monitor was getting cranky, so bed was not to be.
Got the fire burning happily, then looked in the sink and discovered a blackened blob of very-cooked cereal that evidently I hadn’t turned off. Jim dumped water on the mess, but there it was.
Computer problems started early, mostly dealing with passwords. Changed so many that soon everything became tangled. Called Apple and got fixed by a nice lady, but after she hung up, yet another password failure appears. (sigh)
If anything could be dropped, I dropped it. Items I needed to find took to hiding deliberately. Wanted to get my friend Clarice’s book on my iPad so I could read and review it, but passwords and downloads and user ignorance cost me hours. I had planned on a long walk, but that time allotment got squeezed to just a short loop.
PLOT TWIST time.
Authors know how to set up unexpected plot disasters and then bring good out of them. Why can’t I look at a twisty day and trust the Author to take care of my messes?
Maybe just giving thanks through the day would lend a different perspective.
• Thank you, God, for a relatively warm house on cold nights.
• Thank you for backup cereal.
• Thanks for patient techies when I need them.
• Thank you for author friends whose help I can reciprocate.
• And thank you for loving me, even when I get cranky.
Here’s the Ultimate Plot Twist: God had spoken from Out There, but then he came in person, entering our nasty, broken world to set sin and death on its head.
Love came down at Christmas,
Love all lovely, Love Divine,
Love was born at Christmas,
Star and Angels gave the sign.
O come, let us adore him!
What Plot Twists have you had to deal with? Please Comment or send your stories to firstname.lastname@example.org
Double Header by Clarice James. http://www.amazon.com/Double-Header-Clarice-G-James-ebook/dp/B018A9G40W/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1449234843&sr=1-2&keywords=double+header
Years and years ago, I carved the Mary figure from Ivory soap. It finally fell apart from old age. Double click to enlarge.
Plot twist! I love that idea. I appreciate any time you can get to my book and write a review. I know how valuable everyone’s time is.
Now let’s get on to some denouement! [The denouement is the final outcome of the story, generally occurring after the climax of the plot. Often it’s where all the secrets (if there are any) are revealed and loose ends are tied up.]