The takeaway idea from the story, Morgandundunston I think is really cool. It’s about visualizing those things that boost your power, and those things that suck it away. It’s perhaps just a different take on an idea you’ve heard before, but still, I love it. The idea popped into my head the other night before I fell asleep…
In the story, BENT, there are definitely a lot of connections to the story before, TRANSFERENCE. For Transference, the science of it was strict. The laws of nature, of thermodynamics, had to be obeyed. So, that, of course, led me to think about what if we bent those laws? And a new story arises.
So, for the takeaway idea today, I also want to continue off of the last episode a little, and share another story about that choice I made…
The overarching theme of Transference is the question of conflict and how it relates to violence. It’s the question of: can the ends justify the means? Are there times when our only option is to act in violence or is that simply lazy thinking? But, that’s a question I’ll leave you all to ponder on your own, as there’s another idea at the core of this story that applies more to our dreams and making them a reality—which is what this whole podcast is about!
So, at its core. . .
In “Hidden Treasures,” there were quite a lot of messages simply because the mother’s letters each had to include a message for Katie to take away. There is one message, though, that is woven throughout every scene of this story. One idea that is so important and something I’ve found to make all the difference in my life as I’ve embraced it more and more, and it’s also at the forefront of every success story I’ve ever read.
Get to the idea already, DEREK!!
Ok, ok…the idea is this: be… yourself.
I’ll admit. When I was writing this story–The Devil’s Tri-Tone–brainstorming the story, I was thinking, “what the heck am I going to do for an outro? How can I spin a horror story into ‘Something Good’ for you all to leave with?” But as always, if I have a little faith in the process, and just go with the flow, it always comes to me.