Tuesday, April 17, 2012

A-Z Challenge O = Opposites

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Wiki says that Yin and Yang are polar opposites or seemingly contrary forces are interconnected and interdependent in the natural world, and how they give rise to each other in turn. They complement each other.

There're lots of opposites in literature: Don Quixote and Sancho Panza; Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson.

Lena Grey, a reviewer from QMObooks, discovered my two main characters from "Perfect Score" complemented each other.  Look what she said:

"The characters In 'Perfect Score' are superbly crafted, each evoking different, but essential emotions which had me embroiled in the story from the beginning, but Sam influenced me the most. Life knocked him down so much that anyone of lesser moral quality would have given up, but not Sam. Not only did he overcome disparity, he rose like the Phoenix from the ashes. Sam was an amazing combination of strength, intelligence, gentleness and forthrightness; in the face of injustice, whether for a person or an animal, Sam was there on his white horse ready to do battle.

Alex was a unique blend of musical genius, stubbornness and detachment. However, Sam possessed more direction in his little finger than Alex did in his whole body. Yet he offered Sam what he would have not accepted from anyone else in the world; he loved him madly, blindly and completely. “No one had ever got under the fence and rocked his world like Alex had.”

How about that? I had a Yin and Yang without know it!


  1. And an awesome review to boot!

  2. Thanks Karen and Alex. It was indeed!

  3. i think it is true--that opposites attract--nice post

  4. I always thought that Yin and Yang was to do with still water and running water but then I suppose that's an opposite. That's really clever that you created Yin and Yang characters without realising it.

  5. Having opposites also tend to raise the level of conflict and tension, which is always a good thing! :)

  6. Congratulations on the review! :)


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