Brides and their maids wear silken dresses and carry fragrant flowers while seducing grooms and groomsmen. Families and friends shed tears while vows are exchanged and lovers become one, uniting the stars in their eyes. Music sweeps through flower filled halls as guests indulge in delights and cakes. Memories become the greatest witness of love.
Recently, my editor kicked a story back to me asking for a couple of tweaks, mainly adding a little more detail and emotion to the beginning of the story. Well, because I don’t seem to do things halfway when challenged, that turned into an almost complete rewrite, at least for the first half of the book.
One such story is that of Tony, a victim caught in an explosion. With burns over 95% of his body he had a 1% chance of survival. I found myself captivated by the documentary, ReMade, about his experience.