Tuesday, April 12, 2016

A to Z Challenge - J is for Justice

It's time for another A to Z Challenge! This year, I want to tell you about a story that is currently a WIP (work in progress). It's the story I'm writing in honor of my baby lovebird, Robert. It's a fantasy story, but it's really a story about emotional healing. So let's examine it by going through the alphabet!

J is our letter today.

J stands for justice.

You might be wondering where and how justice would play into a story like this, one of emotional healing.

I don't want to give any spoilers, obviously. While it may not be our standard definition of justice, there is justice to be found in the story. Take this definition from Google: "1. just behavior or treatment. 'a concern for justice, peace, and genuine respect for people.' synonyms: fairness, justness, fair play, fair-mindedness, equity, evenhandedness, impartiality, objectivity, neutrality, disinterestedness, honesty, righteousness, morals, morality. 'I appealed to his sense of justice.'"

So that fits. But there is also a sense of justice served, if you will. After all, he does "defeat" the bad guy in a way that no one has before. In a way that serves justice for Emmalee, and countless others.

Justice, albeit an unusual element in a story of emotional healing, is a powerful element in the story of The Good Pirate, Robert.

Check back tomorrow as we explore the letter k!

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