FATES WORSE THAN DEATH
BITTERSWEET OUTCOMES TO SPICE UP CAUTIONARY TALES
- GOLDEN HANDCUFFS
Receiving something you’re afraid to walk away from, and which will keep you from ever achieving your true potential.
- THE ONLY EVER AFTER
You’re the only person in your group to receive the happy-ever-after you all fought for.
- PASSENGER SEAT
When a lover or BFF puts their well-being in your hands, and you accidentally put them through their worst fears.
- GOOD TIMES SCARE YOU
When life gets good again, you start looking around, waiting for things to explode. You don’t believe you’re supposed to be happy. Anything that brings you joy also makes you uncomfortable, because you expect all good things will eventually be taken away.
- TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE
You finish your race and beat your dragons, but not in time to claim the victor’s prize.
Trying to reach beyond normal happiness, you break something that was perfect to begin with. Basically, the end is worse than the beginning, and you are left wishing you never tried at all.