What would you do if your whole world fell apart?
If you were thrown into witness protection, a person you loved dearly died suddenly or you became involved in a life-changing criminal case through no fault of your own?
In our everyday lives of getting up, going to work, going for drinks with friends, spending time with family, it’s very easy to get stuck in the rut of what some people would term a boring everyday existence.
But the unexpected does happen, and more often than people think. Learning to live with the unexpected is a huge part of life whether we like it or not. Every day things do happen to us that we didn’t plan, and certainly didn’t expect, and for a few minutes, an hour, or maybe longer, our lives are thrown onto a new course, forcing us to experience something different, testing our stress levels and emotions. Most of the time we deal with it, brush ourselves down breathe a big sigh of relief and step back into the footsteps of our continuing life.
So, what happens when the unexpected is so life-altering it changes your way of life completely?
That’s what we learn in Temperance. Every character is dealing with something big. A situation that’s changed the way they think, and the way they live their lives. The interesting thing is how they deal with it and what the end result is.
As with everything in life, there’s a positive and a negative. People can either live through the situation positively (or as positively as they can), deal with it and learn from it and become better people. OR. They can take it badly, wallow in what has happened, let it rule their lives, and affect them so they can never move on or live happily again.
So, what would you do? If the worst happened to you, taking you out of your normal day-to-day routine? Would you wade in and deal and just do the best you could until the situation is resolved? I think it’s hard to say, as each situation is different, and it’s what I thought about when writing Temperance. Each character has a huge problem to face, and in their shoes, I’ve no idea how I would cope.
It’s easy to think that when the unexpected occurs we’d all be strong of character and face it head-on, but sometimes life isn’t like that. In the end, all we can do is take life day by day, in the hope that we never have to face the worst.
Temperance is book 2 of the Moon Series
Chrissie Parker is an English author of 8 published works, including novels, shorts stories and poetry.
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