marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,
marycatelli
marycatelli

happy birthday, dear anonymous. . . .

Still haven't named him for sure, but I know when his birthday is.

At first I thought it was the day after everything comes to a head, the day, in fact, at which (for magical reasons) he ceases to be able to save the day. (Nothing like a little pressure to make it nice to figure out what to do.)

Then I thought -- on the day?  Nothing like a nice liminal period of transition from one state to the other, since there isn't a moment of birth.

But, of course, I figure out what they need to do to get there, and how long it will take, and then I have his birthday.  And can have the characters sighing with relief.  (Because if he doesn't do it, the next kids in line are four years younger than he is.)
Tags: endings, story structure, story time
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