I can’t remember what took me to Ian’s Shoelace Site, but I was astounded. Who knew that there were shoelace tips? Or that a crooked bow was a fixable problem (or that it was even a problem)?
The number of creative ways people can tie their shoes is crazy. I guess I’m just the lame-o who wears my laces as-is.
As with shoes, so go stories. I may not have the ending cemented in my mind when I start writing, but I generally have an idea and don’t stray from that idea. But there are so many outcomes that could happen if my character loops over instead of under.
I had hoped to bang out a story for the 600 word challenge this weekend and spend the coming week tightening it. Unfortunately, I’m having problems with the ending. The one I had in mind when I started isn’t working, so I’m staring at everyone’s shoes, trying to find a pattern that will fit.
What do you do when your original ending unravels and makes your characters (or the entire story) fall flat on their faces?