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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Just Their Imagination

So, it looks like everyone is on summer vacation. And since I'll be busy moving IRL (don't ask), I'm just going to give you all a few brain teasers to get the writerly juices flowing.

On my blog once a week, I post a what if question. I'm not seeking answers but putting out there an idea that may or may not generate story. That's one thing in speculative fiction--ideas can come from anywhere and aren't limited by the mundane world we see around us.

I hope you'll play along. And maybe a question will be the jumping off point for your next novel.

Usually, I have a long intro into where the question came from, what sparked it, or something to give it some background. Not this time...

What if we are the figment of someone else's imagination?


mshatch said...

If we were, would we even know it? Would we have thoughts? Or...are our thoughts the ones imagined for us?

Interesting question, as always :)

Huntress said...

What if what we are doing, right now, didn't really happen, that all of it was a part of someone's dream?

I used to go half nuts thinking like that when I was a kid.

Liz A. said...

Yikes, Huntress. But that gives me an idea...