Green Lantern/Green Arrow Month focused on the popular series that changed the face of comics in the 1970′s! The Monthly Feature showed how we can miss seeing some problems in our own neighborhood while we’re tackling bigger issues in our nation and world. But without addressing the needs of people close to home, our family and friends can start to wonder if we’re really helping at all.
Similarly, the first Weekly Blog demonstrated that if we pursue a noble cause but refuse to listen to wise advice, we can end up doing more harm than good, all the while seeing ourselves as a persecuted martyr. Keeping wise friends around us, and remembering what we know to be true, can help us also avoid being deceived by others, as in “A Kind of Loving, a Way of Death”.
Hurts from the past – especially those suffered from prejudice – can give us a biased view of people and events, as learned through the reverse-racism discussed in “Beware My Power!”
Finally, we discussed the importance of teaching our kids about choices that matter, rather than worrying about the styles they follow, in “Snowbirds Don’t Fly”. And in the story’s conclusion, “They Say It’ll Kill Me, But They Won’t Say When”, we saw the need for pursuing true freedom instead of the so-called “freedom” to do whatever “feels” right.
Remember, August 10th is the deadline for submitting your short story to the Character Entertainment Short Story Contest, for the chance to win a full year of FREE LESSONS in a Character Entertainment Creative Writing Class!
Have a great day!
Friday, July 29th, 2011