Tuesday, January 12, 2021

A Fictional World


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 the stories we write actually create other worlds? What if our world was created by a storyteller in another universe?

13 comments:

  1. It must really be true considering what's going on in our world these days!

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  2. My writers group was just talking about this over the weekend. It was an interesting conversation.

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  3. That would be interesting - like if we were all part of a computer game written by someone in a different universe. As a SF reader, nothing like that would surprise me. We'd better hope he doesn't end the series based on us.

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    1. There is the theory that this is all a computer simulation. It has to do with black holes and something about dimensions. It's kinda weird, but so are parallel universes.

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  4. Well, I'd fire our otherworldly writer. lol And heaven forbid my stories translate to reality. I put my characters through the wringer. ;)

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    1. Ah yes, that's the rub with this sort of idea.

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  5. It certainly does feel as if we were in a dystopian-like story right about now. I call for many edits and re-writes!

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    1. And it's gotten darker and darker as the months pass.

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  6. You've got me thinking. Most definitely, Liz.

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  7. Then I'd like to complain to our author about the way this story is panning out...

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  8. Then I want to BOP that author on the head for writing 2020 into the story.

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  9. If someone wrote our world, I would tell him to take his eraser and erase Trump out

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