Today’s blog post was meant to be a look at Turning Point #1 in The Six Stage Plot Structure. Every time I sit down to write that post, the stories of the victims of the Colorado shooting who lost their lives fill my mind. Among them, a Navy veteran who served three active tours of duty in the Middle East, a budding young journalist, at least three men who took bullets for their loved ones, and a six year old girl.
I know that I don’t need to express my outrage at this senseless, evil crime. I am one of many observing this tragedy, and the ripple effect this heinous act has had, and will continue to have, on the friends and families of the victims as well as our nation. Since I have immersed myself in the Six Stage Plot Structure and the Hero’s Journey, I keep going back to the lives lost and ask myself “what if?” Where would the lives of the twelve victims journeyed to if given the chance? We will never have those answers. Instead, we are left with unanswered questions, and the knowledge of lives ended too soon because the journey of one mad man went horribly wrong.