Prompts 173-174

173. What modern technology would you have trouble living without?

This is gonna sound so bad but I would really struggle without the internet. I know, I know, darn millennials and their internets, but hear me out.

In my pocket (er, at the moment it’s on the charger in the other room, but humor me) I have a device that connects me to the whole wide world. I can talk to anyone almost instantly, find out anything I want to know. It’s that latter part that really gets me.

Whenever I have a thought I can’t quite grasp, I can pull out my phone, type the vague notion into Google, and get clarification on whatever happened to be confusing me. Sometimes I’ll be thinking about an old movie and trying to remember the name of the actress. BOOM, internet. I need ideas for dinner. Boom, the internet. Someone (*cough* mom *cough*) will ask me a question I don’t have the answer to. You know who does? You guessed it, internet.

I guess technically my biggest crutch is Google, not necessarily the entire internet. And really, as long as I have Google, I can find anything. How many times do I have to say Google before they pay me? I bet I could Google it and find out.

174. If you had the opportunity to write as a career, what would you write?

That’s the dream, isn’t it? To be able to write as a career? I want to write novels, and if the contents of this blog are to be believed, science fiction and fantasy are my wheelhouse(s). Personally I think my best pieces are the ones that could be categorized in either, though I’m pretty sure those categories account for roughly 90% of my posts in which case the pieces I consider my best are likely to be found there.

I’ve always been drawn to stories where magic thrives in the world. I love exploring fanciful new worlds through books. I don’t want to read about mundane life unless there’s a fantastical element involved. The first story I ever wrote was about an alien from Pluto assimilating to life on Earth and having to forestall the imminent invasion by becoming a liaison between the two planets, defending the planet she had grown to love against the planet of her birth.

I’ve never really wanted to write straight fiction. It’s too boring for me. I don’t want realism, I want my escapism, dammit. I’ll write about our world, but I am totally going to be throwing some magic or over-the-top science into the mix. Although maybe one day I will write a series for kids. There’s nothing that says you have to write just one genre or age group. Heck, Suzanne Collins started out in MG before moving on up to YA with The Hunger Games.

For the foreseeable future though, I’ll stick with my SFF.

Notes: I don’t have much to add to this today. Still have a lot of work to do on the house and prep to do for Nano. I don’t know where all the time goes. Alas, I did not wake up a billionaire so no immediate vacation for me.

Have a great night. I’ll see you Friday!

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