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Monday, August 20, 2012

Writing Prod - Almost Perfect

            My brother told me last week that I should write a screen-play based on the writing prompt I did on Ball. Many of you have commented on how interesting the prompts have been. Now, I don’t mention any of this to toot my own horn, but I do want to take a moment to tell all of you how much it means to me to get input like this. It really gives me motivation to continue the writing process and work towards publication because there is hope.
            Thank you everyone.
            With that being said, does anyone else think that I should turn one of my prompts into a screenplay or novel? If so, please tell me which one.

             Since this week I’m working on a short story using this very theme I thought I would present the writing prod that I call . . . Almost Perfect. The idea behind it is that if you could design a perfect society what would it be like? Once you have that firmly in mind throw a monkey-wrench in the works. After all, if it’s too good to be true – there has to be a problem lurking in a dark corner.
            And here is my example:


            While everyone awaits the prophetic end of the world, Karen works on a miracle cure that will allow doctors to make repairs on a genetic level for any ailment from cancer to the common cold. She is mere days away from the breakthrough that will make this dream a reality when 12-12-12 hits.
            Surprise . . . the world is still here. But something has changed. The people have changed. A new era of peace and harmony begins and within a week nothing is the same. There is no crime. There is no greed. There is no avarice. Paradise has finally been achieved.
That’s when Karen notices a problem. Mankind has stop moving ahead. The drive to succeed and to learn from their mistakes has gone. She calculates that within a generation mankind and all that we have achieved will be lost. In order to prevent man’s extinction, she has to figure out why she hasn’t been affected. Then she has to decide if she has the right to once again release the serpent into Paradise.



  1. I found your blog from the GUTGAA event. I couldn't resist checking out a few blogs before the event started and following them as well.

    One of the things I already admire about you is your tenacity. You're using one of your writining prompts and making it into a screen play. Well done, I'm rooting you on all the way!
    Russo @ www.threegnomes.blogspot.com

    1. That's some good thinking on your part. Thanks for stopping by. I did a stop over at your blog as well. And thank you for your comments about my tenacity.

  2. Nice! Seems like there is such a thing as too perfect.

    1. Thanks. I thought that would be a nice touch to a story.