Before you get into this, I just need to let you know this post started out different than it ended up.
That actually happens more often than you might think.
This is how it should go: I come up with some theme and then write a catchy lead, which flows into a full story, and there’s maybe a twist in there – could be funny or touching or shocking, with or without foul language – and things tidily come around at the end, which points back to the lead, and everything’s all wrapped up tight, like a 30 minute episode of Friends that you’ll forget by next week.
Or tomorrow. I don’t know how exciting your life is. Maybe you forget by mid morning.
But that’s not what happened.