Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Pocket Universe


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 you could create your own little world--a pocket universe that only you could enter and exit? What would you put in it? How much time would you spend there?

21 comments:

  1. I think we all live in that pocket universe... don't we? We each have our choice of life to enter and exit.
    What if we just lived the life good and let good be the journey?

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  2. I'd put a chocolate store and no calories :)

    betty

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  3. Now THAT would be fun! I like how someone else mentioned chocolate, but I think I'd go a step further and say it's a world where you can eat whatever you want and not gain a pound. I think I'd spend quite a bit in that world! At least every meal. :)

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  4. This made me think of The Sims, doesn't everyone who plays that make a little mini-me sim who they can put into situations they'd love to be in themselves?

    I'd clearly be successful doing whatever I wanted to do in my little universe. I like the idea of people not putting on weight, perhaps not getting sick as well. That'd be nice.

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  5. My world would be one of constant creation...one day I and my minions would paint every building. Another day, we would play music and dance. Then, another day we might sew quilts for all the minions to use at night....Basically, my world would be one of constant creations.

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    1. Sounds like fun, as long as it could be constant knitting.

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  6. That's a tricky question. It would have to have classical music. And probably flowers and chocolate.

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  7. My pocket universe would have roads that only I could drive on... Plus a never-ending guitar store. And a lifetime of Hot Tamales!

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  8. That would be like my own personal holodeck. I would have my dad there and my mom-how she used to be and my Oma. I would be living in a beautiful town in the Alps and be able to travel and have a nice dessert in an outdoor cafe

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  9. I'm always living in my Pocket Universe, and everything I need is there. :-)

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  10. I'd be there all the time. It would be nice and quiet and I could get some writing done without life getting in the way. The real question is would I leave.

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  11. My pocket universe..a jet pack so I could travel to different sections. I'd have a ski area but the rest of the area would be 75-80 degrees, lots of sun, great fishing, great music and only neat interesting friendly people.

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    1. 80 degrees? Yikes. That's a bit warm.

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  12. It seems I live in my own personal pocket universe while DH is at work. Those hours are filled doing pretty much what I want to do. We are empty-nesters so I don't have to tend to anyone's needs outside my own for the most part the majority of the day. It's nice to have my own time again. Interesting question! Thanks for stopping by today, Liz! ;)

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  13. It would take me much too long to tell you what I would put in my universe but suffice it to say once I created my little haven, the question would be, would I ever leave?

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