Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Remember Me


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 had the most brilliant what if story idea just as you were falling asleep? (Not like that happened to me yesterday or anything...)

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  1. I'd wake myself up to write it down as it would be the first brilliant idea I've had in a very long time.

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  2. Why do I doubt Alex's comment? ~grin~ I've already typed up notes on my old Kindle Fire's notepad app in a darkened bedroom. Heh... Sometimes they're not so brilliant by the light of day. But other times... Hope you remember your idea.

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    1. Yeah, I do too. I had it in my head to grab my phone and type it in there, but I drifted off to sleep before I managed it. Alas, the idea is still gone...

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  3. I write my "best" blog posts in the middle of the night when I'm trying to get back to sleep. Of course I remember nothing of them in the morning except that they sounded good at 2 o'clock in the morning. I think I would be too lazy to get up and try to write down anything especially if I was drifting off to sleep.

    betty

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  4. I'm wary of trusting the judgment of falling asleep-me. She's thought some pretty bad ideas were great.

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  5. Well if I felt it was a brilliant story that everyone would love to hear about, I would try to rise my tired old achy body and write it down CAUSE if I failed to, it would probably be gone come the next morning! With my living arrangements right now, my life in general things have gotten a tad off kilter but I normally keep a tablet and pencil on the night stand next to my bed.

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    1. A tablet and pencil would have been awesome. Alas...

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  6. I would wake up and mark it down. I bet, the next morning, I would either find my writing ineligible or I would realize it was the dumbest idea ever and throw it out

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    1. Are you sure you'd get up?

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    2. oh yeah but not before falling out of bed, hitting my head and crushing my fingers in the drawer trying to get to my pen.

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  7. But frankly speaking, I do get these strange feelings when I am in that transit zone, between sleep and going to sleep :-)

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  8. If only I would write my brilliant ideas down. lol

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  9. I've had plenty of brilliant thought before I fell asleep. But I'm to stupid to get up and write them down.
    Coffee is on

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  10. Not being able to see without my glasses, I would probably get up, stub my toe, then decide I needed to go to the bathroom, and it would never get written.

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    1. Last night I managed to put on my glasses (I awoke needing the bathroom) and fall asleep for another three hours...

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  11. My phone is always next to me in bed so hopefully I'd make it to opening the email app and jotting some notes down. But I might just fall asleep since I'm not a writer. lol

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