What if?

Thursday, February 19, 2015

One of the greatest tools of fiction writing is the "what if?"

What if there was a school for wizards in England?
What if a spider and a pig became friends?
What if a high school outcast had telekinetic powers?

(Extra brownie points for naming all three of these books.)

I've knocked out two flash stories this week. They each run about 1000 words. They're not great. Not yet. I need to dig into them and improve the flow, choose better, more powerful descriptive words, you know, basic story editing.

The two stories I've written this week are based on the following what if's presented by my children:

What if a second moon just appeared in the sky?
What if the nothing the cat is chasing wasn't fluff, but an actual fairy we can't see?

Exploring the what if's around you can be fun and rewarding. Just let your mind go and see what you come up with.
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    Charlotte's Web is about a spider and a pig who became friends.
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