Saturday, April 13, 2013

L Is For...Line In The Sand

Do you love the point in stories where the nemesis (or the jaded ex-hero or the cynical sidekick--actually it could be anyone who is not helping the hero's cause)  hits the line in the sand? I especially love to see it when someone who seems evil says "Woah. I won't get THAT evil." The step they take away from that line always seems to be more of a giant leap than a tiny step back, as though the line in the sand is actually a catapult in disguise. That is the point when the plot really picks up speed, our adrenaline sings with hope, and we start having a really good time.

I hope it is like that in life too. That there are lines in the sand that can send us rocketing back to the right path. I keep thinking I've gotten there with my health--but habits are incredibly hard to break, and bad things have already been done to this poor old body of mine. I feel it sometimes, with family relationships. But how about housecleaning? Will I ever reach a line in the sand that will catapult me into the clean home of my dreams? If so, I'm ready. Someone draw a line in the sand for me.


  1. If you find that line for a clean house be sure and let me know!! My house is out of control!!
    Peanut Butter and Whine

  2. Lines in the sand. Watersheds. Turning points. Those crucial moments. Nice post.

  3. This was a great post! At first I had a hard time thinking of a book where this happens. Then I remembered a self-published title I recently read, 'The Poor Man's Greed' By Raymond Carter Cantrell. There was one character you were set up to hate, but then something happened and you began seeing things from his point of view, thinking he's not so bad after all. However, don't get too excited because the ending left me extremely upset and disgusted by this character. I hope I didn't give it all away...

    Have fun with a-z. :)