Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Ghostly Visitation


At the heart of much speculative fiction (and fiction in general) is a question. What if? On Tuesdays I like to throw one out there and see what you make of it. Do with it as you please. If a for-instance is not specified, feel free to interpret that instance as you wish. And if you find this becomes a novel-length answer, I'd appreciate a thank you in the acknowledgements ;)

What if the places we go in our dreams we actually travel to, but while we're there, we're ghosts?

24 comments:

  1. I often dream about the house I grew up in. If this ghost theory is valid, I should probably apologize for haunting the current owners.

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  2. Then half the time I am haunting my own house...

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  3. That would make it fun traveling then!

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    1. An interesting haunting, to be sure.

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  4. Seems plausible. Fits in with the multiverse theory sort of...

    This one time in college, I had a dream that I was hanging out near the ocean and my roommate walked across the sky and came and sat down with me and we talked about making tea for a while until he decided he wanted to go float in the sky some more and left. The next morning, he told me about this weird dream he'd had. It was the exact same dream.

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  5. That would be an interesting origin for ghosts. A good paranormal writer could make a book out of that.

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  6. Even ghost Jay isn't as bonkers as what I dream.

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    1. Well, yeah, those dreams wouldn't really be traveling, then, would they?

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  7. Good Grief! A lot of people are seeing me on the toilet!

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  8. LOL with Birgit's comment, but then if she was a ghost, no one would see her right?

    Interesting concept. I think it could be fun except if it was a dangerous place we visited or a scary adventure we had.

    betty

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  9. Except that I can interact with people and my environment, or are they ghosts, too?

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  10. Oh dear, I must have scared a lot of students at the college I went to, for several years after I graduated. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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  11. I don't remember any of my dreams, where do I go? lol!

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    1. Some people don't remember their dreams. But if you combined the haunting with not remembering you were there... That's a thought!

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  12. This actually sounds like something I would dream. I’ve dreamt of being shot into space as a mutilated male war veteran, the female subject meant to meet his needs as a colonizer, a scrabbling French WWII refugee searching for her young lover, an intelligent zombie subjugated to a desperately crazed scientist’s studies, and a historically correct Roman queen poisoning my own real life brother. And that's for starters. ‘Nuff said.

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  13. Being a weirdo that reads Reditt's "Glitch in the Matrix" voraciously, I think this is a possibility!

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