Something That Hasn’t Been Written About

People say everything has already been explored. They’re wrong of course. There are oceans (literally) of places yet to be explored. The deep ocean, outer space, microscopic things, the human brain, and probably others which I’m just not thinking of right now.

With writing… I think it is much harder to find new places to explore in writing. Even the unexplored real places have been written about, in many ways, with many theories. Music is all based on a set amount of notes and yet there are millions of songs. Music also has genres and styles. I don’t write music but it seems to be even harder than writing with words. For one thing, we have 26 letters and they work with billions of words.

I think everything (unless it doesn’t exist yet) has been written about. Science fiction covers so much, a wide area of imagination and speculation. Non-fiction explains everything under the sun, just search online for “how to…” and there will be something.

So, what can you do when you don’t feel there is anything new to write about? Some would say “write it better” but I would say – write it your own way. You have your own life experience, your own ideas and ideals, and you can write things from your own perspective.

If that doesn’t help, throw things together and see what you come up with, randomly. Put together ideas and items that don’t go together, are unrelated and make it work in some way. It’s fun once you start.

53 Word Short Story

I found a 53 word short story contest. I like limited word story writing. You need to consider each word, work with the order of your words and still have it all make sense and be a good story. Short stories are very under appreciated.

This is the story I wrote. It’s based on an idea I had very early this morning. A longer version would give details and explain everything. But, I think this short version gets the idea across.

I hadn’t planned to spend my night waiting with the Witch and spoiled Asian cuisine in the abandoned restaurant.

“Bad business plan, cursing their annoying customers.” The Witch toys with her magic glass jar.

A tiny Oriental doll in the jar, screams, unheard. Creepy. Will my bitchy little sister even say thank you?

You Can’t Really Trust History, Or Apocalypses

Is the apocalypse over yet?

Who decides what is an apocalypse or a pandemic, or for that matter, a disaster? Then who decides it’s over? Do we give power to these people or do they take it? At the end of a real apocalypse, pandemic or disaster (in the movies) someone is the hero who makes decisions, starts things up or stays on top in some way. The real heros are unacknowledged, unapplauded, usually unrewarded (other than what they bestow on themselves – feeling good, etc.).

There are a lot of movies about heros, apocalypses and disasters. Reality is not like in the movies. History is written by the winners, those who survive and are able to write about it. They may not write the truth, certainly it is never unbiased.

You can’t really trust history, or apocalypses. Heros should be carefully considered before any celebrations begin.