This should never happen, but it does.
I'm the type of person who strives to listen to both sides of any given story. No matter how bad it is. I want to know what they did, why they did it and how it happened.
One of my client’s friend left her baby in the car and I’ve heard of many instances like this is the news.
It struck such a chord with me that I decided to make this happen to one of the characters in my book (in said character's past) and because I don’t think it’s talked about enough. Or rather, only one side of the story is discussed.
I always found cases like these to be devastatingly sad while at the same time psychology interesting.
What could cause someone to do this? How could you forget your own child in a sweltering hot car?
These are the things I always wondered whenever every summer, like clockwork, there would be a case like this in the news. My husband refused to acknowledge any other side to the story besides bad parenting but I knew it must’ve been more than that.
There is always that double edged sword.
So I dug a little deeper and found my answer. It turned out to be more in depth than I thought. It has to do with the part of our brain that is wired to follow and execute our daily routines without us even realizing we’re doing it.
Ever get home from work and sit back a second and wonder, “Wait...how did I get here?” You completely blanked out, except not really. It’s the same case with incidents like this. Instead, there’s a disruption to your daily routine that throws everything off and your brain doesn’t cope as properly, resulting in unfortunate circumstances.
As readers and/or writers and just as human beings in general, I encourage you to always look at both sides of a story because there’s more to things than you may realize.
As readers, we read to understand things, learn lessons and see different perspectives. That’s the beauty of picking up a book. Wouldn’t you agree?
And need not worry, my next blog post will be more uplifting. I will talk about why I think book duologies (2 books only rather than 3) need to increase in popularity. Stay tuned next Wednesday at 3pm!
What sad aspects are in your book or books you’ve read? What do you think about cases like this?
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Hi there! I'm Simone:)
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