In the following question:
It is to the novelist's credit that all of the episodes in her novel are presented realistically, without any _____ or playful supernatural tricks.
To fill in the blank, I made use of “or,” which means something opposite of supernatural should go into the blank. That's why I chose “C) artlessness,” which also means natural and untrained.
But the answer is “E) whimsy.” Where did I go wrong? What is the author trying to convey?