"Heroism is accessible. Happiness is more difficult."
Fairy tales reward heroic actions with happy endings. Good triumphs over evil and peace prevails.
That’s the warm way fairy tales work. It’s a fine, perfect, wonderful system.
Most of us desire the same. We want to read about heroes, the fight for good and denouncing evil in search of harmony and happy ever-afters.
Life isn’t like that.
It’s certainly starts out well. Goodness and sunshine lead the way but somehow, the story goes awry. Through the complexity of relationships, social life, careers and family pressures, happy sometimes-after is a more apt description.
Often, an anticipated hero turns out to be an unintended villain. In good storytelling, good AND evil can dwell in a single character.
That’s an interesting twist.
If it’s true, then this means that any evil person can come from any happy story. They tried hard to be good but it backfired.
This is where one Doomed Hero story begins….
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Five Random Victims
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“Mike’s writing has you in the room from the outset. You are meeting characters left right and centre and then bang –‘it’ is here. He takes you on a vengeful, aggressive journey…”-Michael M Roleystone. (Reader)