Ericka Scott


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Friday, November 12th, 2010
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Peanut butter and jelly
Fish and chips
Pizza and Beer
Left and Right
Up and Down
Inside and Out
Doughnuts and Coffee
Angels and Demons
Yin and Yang

Do opposites attract or repel?

When I began researching demons for my short story, A Christmas Curse, appearing in the soon-to-be released anthology, ‘Twas a Dark and Delicious Christmas, I found a plethora of demon-themed Christmas stories. Not demons versus angels, but teaming up against a common baddie, or a demon being redeemed by his love for an angel.

All this research led to an odd question. Does evil exist without good? Without the polar opposite, would we be able to differentiate between good and evil? :twisted:

Personally, I do believe in evil…I believe it exists just as strongly as good. But I was still struggling. I can’t quite get around a demon being redeemed. They are evil, right? Right? However, as an author, I tend to keep an open mind, and I’m willing to be convinced otherwise. At least in a fictional arena.

Which is when serendipity…that odd coincidence of running into something that echoes your own thoughts — stepped in and slapped me upside the head. Yesterday, I took the kids to see Megamind. I’m not going to give away any spoilers, but man-oh-man, it sure did make me look at good, evil, and redemption in a whole new way. Not only that, it’s a great movie to boot.

That being said, I would have enjoyed it more if Scooter hadn’t spilled his drink the moment he sat down. I thought I would save the day by ordering a large drink, so I had plenty to refill his cup (brilliant thinking on my part, right?). However, in the dark, I spilled a portion of my drink, right into the communal popcorn. Groan. Despite that inauspicious beginning, we had a great time.

Hope you have a good weekend!

Ericka

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