(Wow, you know when you write a word so many times that it starts to look foreign, like maybe you haven't spelled it right. That just happened to me and "between." :-P)
It's not a bad place, but it's definitely busy - and not exactly full of interesting activities.
But today, because I was driving down from Seattle and my mind had a little mental free time, I thought about how many stories have In-Betweens, especially in fantasy and scifi. A place, a portal, or a passage, which is the dividing line between one thing and the other.
For example, Lucy and her siblings must go through the wardrobe to reach Narnia in the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.
|Found the image here,|
but I think the illustration credit goes to Pauline Baynes.
In The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland (In a Ship of Her Own Making), September passes through the Closet Between Worlds to reach Fairyland.
|From "The Beast Below" -|
a.k.a. one of my favorite episodes.
Alice has her rabbit hole, and her looking glass. Both In-Betweens take her to Wonderland.
Harry Potter's In-Between is the Platform 9 3/4.
Even The Ever Afters has In-Betweens - the first of them is an ordinary red door, which takes Rory to Ever After School for the first time and changes her life forever.
That's where I am right now. I'm in the middle of a lot of change. I'm sure I've passed through In-Between months before, but this time, I noticed it happening. I paid attention, took notes - I'll use it as book fodder someday.
Right now, here In Between, I'm too close to my story to be able to tell it properly.
Instead, I'll leave you with a quote:
“When in doubt, choose change.” -Lily Leung