A Dark Desire…

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I have a confession to make.

I want to be my characters.

Even my most pathetic, wallpaper background character has more courage than I do.

I want to live my characters’ adventures. I want to be able to throw responsibility to the wind and not have to pay the price for it. I want friends I can trust with my life. I want companions interested in seeing the world with me. I want lovers that can make me writhe in ecstasy and beg for more.

I want to vent my rage at everyone who angers me with their slights. I want to look back on everyday and not feel regret for how I’ve spent my life. I don’t want to care about how my actions affect other people. I want to feel desired. I want to be pleasantly surprised that things turned out so well from a steaming hot mess.

I want to be 39 going on 40, feeling like 28, not 39 going on 60, feeling like 97.

You can change, they say. Every day, every moment. Is a new chance.

True. It is.

But I can’t have even half of what I want without destroying everyone else around me.

Perhaps that’s why I write. So I can pretend the real world doesn’t exist. So I can live out hopes and dreams without negative consequence.

I don’t want to be on my deathbed supremely pissed and sobbing that I didn’t get what I wanted done.

Which I suspect will be the case. So I live vicariously through my characters, and hope that it’s enough.

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About kattywampusbooks

A SAHM with delusions of literacy.
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5 Responses to A Dark Desire…

  1. If we were do to the things our characters did in stories, we would end up dead or in prison (at least the kind of stories I write). It’s probably much safer just to work out our fantasies and idle dreams in fiction. 😐

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  2. Writers are the only serial killers the world cheers for…


  3. cgcoppola says:

    Sometimes I want to be my heroine. She’s badass (I think/hope) and I throw a lot of challenges at her, things that I simply KNOW I would die from (claustrophobia, depths of the ocean, giant, spider-like creatures). Also, I hooked her up with a hottie, so I’d like to enjoy everything she does 😉 😉

    Writing is cathartic. It’s an escape. You should escape. But live in your real life too. You’ll need those experiences to pass onto your characters.


    • Yeah…
      It’s just changing diapers and the like doesn’t flow well with excitement.

      Unless of course, you’re throwing the diapers at people you don’t like. I suppose that could constitute excitement and increasing the tension for a plot.


  4. Do what you can as you and do the rest through your characters!


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