Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Missing a Day


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.
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What if you woke up this morning with no memory of yesterday? (At some point after you woke up, you realized that it was a day later than the day you thought it was. This is not a case of quarantime, or you thought it was Monday but it's Tuesday. Nope, you've actually lost a day somewhere.)

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  1. I had a minor procedure where I did not recall the six hours after I woke up. It was very unnerving. So losing a whole day would be traumatic.

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  2. I'd be checking myself into a hospital for a neurological workup.

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  3. I don't think I'd tell anyone! My family would seriously think I was getting senile, instead of just joking when I forget something! It would be frightening. I lose days when I have vertigo, but I am aware I lost them. It's maddening to waste days doing absolutely nothing.

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    1. Well, if you're sick, then it's not really a wasted day. It's a day of recovery.

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  4. This would absolutely terrify me. I once had a drop out of memory for about 20 minutes (no alcohol was involved) but I was with a girlfriend. She was able to tell me what had happened, but I had absolutely no memory of it.(she was also positive I did not have a seizure). So a full day...yes, the 20 minutes was bad enough.

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    1. Wow, how scary. I wonder what blanked your memory.

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  5. My problem has always been the day earlier thing, especially when I worked. It's the worst to go all day thinking it's Friday only to realize later it's only Thursday and still have to work the next day lol!

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  6. So you knew me back in my fun days of university.

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  7. It would freak me out! I would hope someone could help me figure out what went on that day I couldn't remember!

    betty

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  8. What a fun 'what if.' I would question if I had a dissociative disorder, such as dissociative amnesia. Best wishes for a beautiful week.

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    1. It's possible. That would probably be the simplest explanation (assuming no alcohol or drugs were involved).

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  9. Not able to remember anything I did the previous day will be terrifying. But there have been plenty of instances when I have thought it's Tuesday when it was actually Monday, and I have thought it was Monday when it was Tuesday!

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