Wednesday, September 29, 2010

What do you do...

When you discover your entire life... was a lie ... what do you do next?

So...give me your honest reaction to this happens to heriones all the time...

Just wondering


Natascha said...

I think I'd cry a lot but count my blessings as well. I was raised to accept the things I cannot change and change the things I can't accept. I mean it's not your entire life that is a lie, you lived a lot of it seeking your own happiness making your own decisions. Sometimes decisions are made by other changing an outcome, but that doesn't mean your entire life goes down the drain.
It's just small parts that are not what your thought they were. One thing remains and that is that the people in your life love you for who you are not for your past, and they will accept certain changes that come with whatever it is that has been turned upside down.
When you keep that knowledge in mind I think you'll find the strength to get through it all.
That is in my opinion why heroines which have this happen in books always come out stronger, because of this realisation in the end ;-)

MsM (Elizabeth Jules Mason) said...

Search for my rock.
When everything is ripped out from under you, you falter. Like being swept out to sea, you look for something to cling to- something safe, solid and strong.
Your rock, whatever that may be. A place, a person, a belief (religion etc) and if you don't find your rock...that's when you get all bitter, untrusting and completely lost because your world is upside down and you can't get your feet back under you. You always feel like your walking in quicksand instead of on a firm foundation.
Everyone needs their rock.



Houston A.W. Knight said...


I agree, anything bad that happens in someone's life has got to have something good come out of it...and for those women who see that...and choose to make something good out of the become stronger. They are the heroines I write about.

Love your answer.

Houston A.W. Knight said...


I agree with your made a very good point...for those who never find their rock becoming bitter and angry...I never thought of that.

Man, you girls are good!

Thanks for speaking up and voicing your opinion...I love hearing what others think...come back and speak up more often young lady! I like what you've got to say!

big Hugs

Blodeuedd said...

I would scream, yell, cry, and hide somewhere, and eat a lot of junk food. When I have done all that I would cope and move on

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Internalize my anger...Probably something to do with how I was riased...

~Sia McKye~ said...

Definitely cry, then get angry and cry some more. It feels like the bottom of your world just fell out from under you. I'd have to really think about it--were there clues I didn't see? Once I've done the thinking process, I take the lessons learned and move on.

I'm not one to dwell unendingly, I generally look at what I have accomplished and take pride in those things. That can't be taken away from you. Neither can who you are inside unless you give it away.

That part is in your hands.

Houston A.W. Knight said...


Hugs sweetie!

LOL on the junk heroine's eat junk food? I'll have to keep that in mind the next time I write a scene like this.

Awesome feedback!

elaing8 said...

after a good cry and some bitching and whining..I'd do the only thing I could do..pick myself up and start over.

Sweet Vernal Zephyr said...

Mourning the passing, for quite a while. Get as much anger out as possible. Then look for the new path. It will be right there, waiting. There is always a reason. You just have to clear the tears and fog to see it sometimes.

Houston A.W. Knight said...


So, so far...I've got a bunch of heroines here...each of you said to mend the wound and then get up and move forward...

So, that's the way to write life's book...moving forward.


Houston A.W. Knight said...


xoxo I'll keep me eyes open.


Houston A.W. Knight said...


You said "Internalize my anger..."
This would be my reaction. But again as you said
"Probably something to do with how I was riased..."
I agree and it's a way to protect yourself from feeling the complete depth of the pain you're in.

Very interesting.

Houston A.W. Knight said...


YOU SAID "...look at what I have accomplished and take pride in those things. That can't be taken away from you. Neither can who you are inside unless you give it away.
That part is in your hands."

Very wise words...and true. Spoken like a true heroine indeed!

We do make our own reality, don't we. And no one can take our personal power unless we let them.

Many hugs to you darlin'

Cecile said...

Okay the only thing I did not read.... Was I would the people that lied to me and beat the crap out of them... Then I would move on.

I mean there is not use crying over spilled milk right. Crap happens, sometimes to us... sometimes to others. It is not fair, but The Man Upstairs never said life would be fair. He just said he gave us the tools to use to get by. So, with my arms and fits, I would be the shite out of the people that lied to me... and with my mind, body and soul... I would forgive, forget and move right on....

Hugs my love!

SY said...

I would cry.. I think that is the most physical way to release the pain without hurting someone else or myself.

Then I would get over myself and try to find a solution

Houston A.W. Knight said...


Interesting, most of the females replied with this same cry.

I'm not much of a crier. My first reaction is to shut down...not react...not let them know they'd just ripped me heart out of me chest.

I feel like if I let them know they hurt me, they get my power...and they'll be back to kick me while I'm down...If I don't react they don't know they won that in the end I end up winning the war.

Yeah...I'm an odd one. LOL