I can make people do whatever I want! In my books, of course. It takes a lot of yelling and pleading in real life to get that sort of reaction - I'm not afraid of a little foot stomping on occasion, which my daughter doesn't think is so funny when I turn the tables.
But really, people read because they can be lost in a story. I write (and read) to achieve the same escapism. It's therapeutic. No matter how down everything else can make you feel, your stories will never disappoint your expectations unless you don't give it 100%