Tag: afterlife

writing

Weird Endings

I feel like so much of what I read and write these days comes with unsatisfying endings.  Not that unsatisfying endings are bad, but they’re best when they inspire further thought and interpretation, not just a downer. I ended Jeopardy on a interpretive note.  I hadn’t originally intended to include the scene in the “afterlife”.  It …

speculation

The Necessity Of Death

This is a trope that’s come up again and again in books, movies, comics and television shows I’ve watched. Someone, usually an older person, turns to their protege who doesn’t understand why someone just lost their life and says, “it’s the death that makes the life worth living.” I’d like to think on that for …