Writing Is A Bad Habit: Life Isn’t Fair Or Is It? a.k.a. The Karma Houdini

Life isn’t fair.  That’s what we are told most often.  Yet, many of us feel deep down in our hearts that there should be some inherent sense of fairness or justice in the universe, some balancing factor to make up the common injustices of human society.  In many philosophies and religions, this takes on a more substantial, codified form, such as karma.  We writers like to create worlds that are more fair or just than the real world, but every once in a while we come across a character that seems to dodge, duck, and weave the chains of justice and karma.  Those would be the Karma Houdinis of the world.