Earlier this year, I attended a conference. Not a writing conference, but one specific to my work. A couple other members and I were talking at lunch about life in general. One started complaining about his kid and the poor choices he was making in female companionship. Then the other, an Indian-born mother of two boys, offered this advice: arrange him to meet suitable girls.
Both the father and I were taken aback, but she defended her advice by offering her own story about her arranged marriage. After her short tale, well, we both thought maybe she had a point.
We all know anyone under the age of 25 can make some stupid decisions, including with whom they may decide to mate with, so why shouldn’t parents help them out?
Regardless of my colleague’s story and her well intentions, I don’t think arranged marriages are a good idea, but it did spark an idea for a story.
Also, check out the editor’s, Ty Drago, call for editors (scroll to top). I’m thinking of joining his ranks, but will have to see how my schedule shakes out in the coming weeks. I haven’t been able to keep up this blog or review, let alone read slush, but you never know.
Until next time, write well.