In Ella’s War, our heroine — is that the right thing to call her? —makes moral choices and life decisions. When I hear readers expressing differing opinions on whether she made the right choices, I’m more certain that the story landed in the right place.
By nature, we all have tendencies to be morality police and armchair life coaches. But who’s really to judge, in the end?
We’re also hardwired to be highly sexual creatures. Let those of us who haven’t been tempted be the first to throw a stone, right?
We’re also programmed to seek, and thrive off of, companionship. Loneliness is a powerful force and motivator.
As characters in our own plays and in fiction, we are evolved to take risks at certain times and to play it safe at other times. Who’s to say what’s correct and when? Most of life turns on the gray areas, where there isn’t any right or wrong.