Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Battle Scars


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 that mysterious ache/pain you woke up with this morning (that you have no memory of getting) is from some battle you fought last night of which you have no memory?

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  1. Ooh! Clever idea. I like the way your creative mind works. (I wrote 'words' at first there. Heh...) Be well!

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    1. When it works... Some days figuring out these questions is a struggle.

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  2. That would explain why I always wake up hurting. Sounds better than I hurt myself sleeping.

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  3. I must have been in one horrific battle and battling every single night...no wonder I am exhausted.

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  4. If the battle is accidentally rolling over on a cat who then scratches me... then yes, I can believe it.

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  5. It does make you wonder what happens in our dreams!

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    1. At least, the ones you don't remember.

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  6. Could it be you remember something happened and you still disbelieve what occured because well the memory fails doesn't it?

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  7. Well, that explains all my aches and pains...which I thought were all age-related. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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    1. Nah, you're just a badass in the dream world ;)

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  8. Well in a totally non sci-fi, just sci-non-fi way, that's already true. My body's fighting overtime all day and all night and I'm sore as heck!

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  9. HA...that's it....that is why I wake every morning not being able to move due to the pain....and here I thought it was the Fibro! haha....kidding. But my mornings sounds so much like that. Now, if I fought a battle that I have no memory of then I guess I would not need to worry about it since I apparently have no clue. I just hope that since I hurt so bad that I at least whipped some ass in that dream!

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    1. Sure, why not call it dream battles ;)

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    2. That solves it....my daily aches and pains are from Dream Battles! HOW CAN I STOP THEM?

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    3. That's a very good question.

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  10. I have several aches this morning and not one is a mystery: big toe has ingrown nail, screaming thighs from exercise video this past Sunday, and sore neck from sleeping in bad position. Ug-city. However, I once dreamed that I was fighting with some woman who hit me in the head with a hairbrush and when I woke up, my head was aching in the same spot.

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  11. I see all kinds of possibilities with your "What If!"

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  12. I'd just nod. Makes sense. lol I have incredibly vivid dreams (sometimes I have a hard time telling if they were dreams or not) so could see that happening. lol Would totally explain why I'm so tired some mornings.

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