T is for Tense
It’s like a rope.
One that’s pulled so tightly, that it feels hard as steel. Sometimes it’s loose. But most of the time, it remains tight. Oh, so tight around me. Suffocating me.
My fingers tingle with anxiety. Awaiting my moment. The moment I that I can break free.
I can do this.
Here's the song Let Me Fall by Josh Groban:
I'm not sure if that really fits the mood, but I've been listening to it all morning.
We all know that feeling. The feeling of tension. We need it for our stories. Without tension, everything would be kinda boring, wouldn't it?
In real life, tension can be stressful. Whether it's tension between you and a friend, between two countries, or between you and a Sith Lord trying to destroy the galaxy (that last one only applies to a few of us...), our lives are full of tension.
Yet, as I mentioned, tension in real life can be stressful. It can make people frustrated or angry. It can motivate them too, depending on the kind of tension it is.
I have to say, I don't think I have a lot of tension in my life. Which is a good and a bad thing, depending on how you look at it. The tension I have mostly comes from the inner conflicts with myself and the tension I feel while writing a story.
And then, there's also tension between me, my brother and sister. (We're usually pretty good around each other, but we have our moments...) If you have siblings, I think you'll understand.
But without tension, life get's a little dull, too.
A world where nothing really went wrong... A world where there's nothing left to fix and everything is find and dandy all the time. It gets old. Boring.
So, um... I'm not sure what my actual point was when I started this post, other than what you already know: tension is good for stories!
Now, since I can't think of a good conclusion to this post, I'm just going to end it.
Have a Thoughtful (?) day!