It’s Just a Dream

What if you went to bed one night and the next morning you awoke to find you were able to do three things that you couldn’t the night before. That can be anything: new skills, new talents. Give it your best shot. Melody awoke with a pounding headache. She grabbed her head and moaned. She couldn’t even see straight, the pain was so intense. She rummaged through her nightstand and found the bottle of Tylenol® and spilled four pills into her hand. She put them in her mouth and shakily drank the glass of water sitting on her nightstand. She reached for the phone and dialed the number for her boss. “Hello,” came the female voice on the other end. “Nancy, it’s me, Melody. I’m not going to be able to make it in today. I have a severe migraine. Will you be okay without me?” “Yeah, sure, no problem. It’s supposed to be a slow day,” Nancy replied. “Damn,

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What if I Interviewed Santa Claus?

12/9/2013 Writing challenge. What if you could have a conversation with Santa? I received a remarkable opportunity today to interview one of the most amazing figures in Christmas history today.  The legendary Santa Claus agreed to sit down with me and have a wonderful heart-to-heart.  He is quite an amazing man! Me:  So, Santa, you have been a legendary figure since around the 4th century.  What’s it like being so famous? Santa:  Well, it wasn’t so bad at first.  I was still able to leave my house in the North Pole occasionally to enjoy a night out with the missus without being accosted by the media and such.  But now, with cameras, movies, television and video, it is impossible for us to enjoy a night out without being accosted by the paparazzi.  It gets a little tedious at times. Me:  I’m sorry to hear that.  That must be very frustrating for you.  Tell me about your beard.  Do you ever shave

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Human Cloning: What’s the big deal?

What if you could clone yourself? What if you could create a clone? Would you do it and if so what would you make your clone do that you don’t want to? What if your clone ends up better at doing things than you are?   Angela Death.0:  I’m going to go write something in my blog. Angela Death.1:  Okay, I’ll scrub the toilets. Angela Death.2:  I’ll wash the dishes. Angela Death.0:  That’s great!  Have fun.  (Types away at her keyboard about the wonders of cloning technology.) Angela Death.1:  All done with the toilets.  I’m going to start the laundry now. Angela Death.0:  Awesome!  I’m going to watch Doctor Who on Netflix.  (Begins watching Doctor Who for the millionth time because it never gets old.) Angela Death.2:  I’m done with the dishes.  What do you want for dinner? Angela Death.0:  Steak and potatoes would be great! Angela Death.2:  I’ll just run to the grocery store and pick up a few things then. Angela Death.0:  Okay,

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What if you scared me?

My daughter was having a birthday party sleepover with a group of her friends. They were in her room with the door closed and I was listening outside the door as they were telling scary stories. When they got to a particularly climatic point, I started banging on the door and all the girls screamed. Success! Unfortunately though, I scared one girl so much that she started crying. I felt horrible after the fact. I didn’t think I would make them cry. They all seemed old enough to be able to take the joke, but unfortunately this particular girl was more sensitive than the others. I still feel horribly guilty to this day about that. “We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.” ~Stephen King Inspired by: What if? Challenge

What if I was a Poltergeist

What if you descended into darkness and became a minion of evil? I think I would want to be a poltergeist.  I would follow people around and every time they did or said something stupid I would do things to them. Like that boy that likes to wear his pants halfway down his bottom… I would pull his pants down. Or the kid about to get one of those awful plugs in his ear… I would pull and twist on his ear until he screamed. And the girl who falls for the line “don’t worry, you can’t get pregnant the first time”… I would stomp as loud as I could all over the hood of the car until the mood was broken. I’m sure there are more, but I can’t think of any of them right now.  I guess that’s actually doing the public a service.  I don’t think I’d be a very good minion of evil, but I sure

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