An Icy Slip vs. Impaled by Re-bar
This week I will keep the title of the book I read a secret…because I found it rather silly. Especially the plot elements. What big disasters occured to harrow the heroine and cause drama to her budding romance? She had to bait her hook while fishing, a bat flew in her hair, and (bum bum bum bum) she slipped on the ice! I’m afraid that I have discovered myself to be irrevocably cruel to protagonists, for I want them to experience unique and deadly horrors that a sane human would never wish upon anyone. One of my favorite Christian novels does just this. Not only is her heroine creeping about a burnt out building at night, but the floor collapses beneath her and she falls and is impaled on a piece of rebar! Don’t worry, they cut her out, and she has surgery and gets the guy taboot. Sadly, this kind of plot element completely delights me. Impaled by rebar, how exciting!
So what do you prefer? Would you rather read about a girl slipping on the ice or being impaled by rebar…curious minds want to know.
It’s Frappuccino Thursday.