More than any other literary form, science fiction courts obsolescence. I thought it’s the other way around. That sometimes we can relate what’s happening in the real world to some science fiction stories. Like that one that I have just read. In there they allowed a lot of aliens come to their planet due to their mawkish sentimentality. They were not able to control them, instead the aliens gained strength and power that they end up ruling their planet. Like what’s happening in our real world when too many people cross the borders… but shall we close the borders?
nodus tollens n. the realization that the plot of your life doesn’t make sense to you anymore-that although you thought you were following the arc of the story, you keep finding yourself immersed in passages you don’t understand, that don’t even seem to belong in the same genre-which requires you to go back and reread
They sat impatiently in the little room, waiting for the doctor to come in. They have been married for ten years and were trying to have a baby for quite some time. It was the waiting and the anticipation that were causing tension in their fragile relationship. The frustration every month, the timing as well the physical and mental strain while undergoing IVF treatment. They’ve decided that if it was negative again, they would stop trying and just accept the fact that there won’t be any offspring. …then, in the middle of the noise… the doctor gave them the news that will change their lives – they are going to have a baby!
For: Write Now, Writing Prompt #127 and 100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups
THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from Jae Rose and her sidekick Alice: carat, boil, late, hat, sequence, white, outside, shoe, thought, cherry, chain, nifty
It’s nifty outside, don’t forget your scarf, shoes and your white hat. Don’t be late, it’s going to be a great day. A teddy bear’s picnic with lots of strawberries and cherries, boiled eggs and other sandwiches. To the seaside, where else? We’ll meet friends, sing songs, swim, drink and eat, in that sequence. Take it easy. And I thought of a fun game, too. It’s called a chain of events, where we take it in turns to do random good things. How cool is that!
For: Phrase Phase #10, 100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups and Whirligig 9