Saturday, January 05, 2008

Ever wonder what would happen if...

Now that's a great way to start a book or short story. If you haven't a clue about what you want to write but have this need to do it, this is a thought that can take you pages and pages into a strange world. Remember how the other day we talked scifi and ray guns and the like? Back when star trek was a baby we all dreamed that thought. Turns out when the kids grew up they made a lot of what ifs" reality. Cell phone, space flight, satellites microwave oven, the list goes on. You can do that with a story idea. What if a strawberry was cloned with a Venus Fly trap and..hmm, human DNA. That is the makin's of a great story, almost make you laugh, monster. Funny, sure. Until the strawberry eats someone, lures a berry lover to his doom. See what I mean? So go ahead, next time you are bored, need to scribble some words down for sanity's sake. Think, what if.
Don't blame me when 50,000 words later you and your creature are still stalking the underground transit systems of New York. Okay, it's Saturday. Go out there and do something, take a notebook just in case you happen to spot it. Spot "What If."

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