HAPPY ENDINGS?

Hey all you writers, readers, movie goers out there.  I have a question for you.  Do you think our books/movies should always have a happy ending?   

One book I read recently, well, it didn’t have a happy ending.  As a matter of fact, I was completely crushed when I read that his one true love died.  I was brought to tears.  Yes, that means the book was good, it provoked emotions, yes, but I was seriously bummed out for, like, two days.  There have been a few movies I have seen that produced the same results.

I’m torn on the whole, happy ending thing.  My writing tends to lean that way as it does for most writers; however, does it need to?  Are people looking only for happy endings, no matter what?

I’m thinking YES, they should have happy endings, all of them.  Because, I tell ya, I see more sad/depressing endings to things throughout like (news stories, etc)–so when I read a book, write a book, see a movie…well, I’m looking for an escape from reality.  

What do you think??

Happy Monday Morning

Well, here’s to another Monday morning.   I hope the weekend was as good to you all as it was to me.  Lots of writing/biking/resting took place on each of the 110+ degree days here in the desert!  **whew**

I finished my short story “Guardian” that’s getting entered in the First Line contest.  So, it’s out for edits and hopefully can turn into a successful short story.  My First.  How exciting is that?!

Ok, so, my Mom, who lives in Minnesota, went on a trip to a lake, and my little niece met up with her to fish.  Yes, I know, it’s a shocker, fishing on one of the 10,000 lakes in MN, strange.  **LOL** 

Anyway, since I live so far away, I keep up with with the family (aka the FAM) with pictures, so I had to share this one with you.  It’s so cute.

I mean, how cute is she?  Oh, yeah, that’s my mom with her.  This picture takes me back to when I was that age and my Gramps took me fishing.  I was so excited at catching my first fish, I stood up in the boat.  All I remember is hearing, “Sheri, sit down!  You’ll tip us over.”    Gramps has been gone since May of 1989, but I can still hear that exclamation and see his face so clearly in my mind.  

Well, I hope everyone has a fantastic day and may God bless it richly!

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”  Philippians 4:6