Monday, June 14, 2010
The Orphan of My Youth
This is Janet Tronstad here, pondering the past, the future and all that lies between. I just heard that the comic strip Little Orphan Annie will end. I remember her from my childhood and while the busyness of life has come between us since then, I recall her fondly -- this little red-haired girl who was forever spunky in the midst of homelessness, poverty, and other hardships of life. She was quite a role model for us all. I sometimes wonder if it was simple stories like Annie's that made me want to be a happily-ever-after kind of a writer. I want people to smile when they've read my books and think that maybe life isn't so bad after all. I know life can be cruel and that things don't always end happily, but I prefer to focus on stories where that does happen. How about you? Are you a happily-ever-after person, too?