Not only is it Monday, but it is December too. Where did the year go? Where will all of us go when we reach the end of the Mayan calendar later in the month?
The writing prod for this week I call . . . Conspiracy Club. It provides good plots for serious as well as comedic stories, adult as well as young adult. All you need to do with it is take a real organization, company, or group and imagine what it would be like if they were just a front for an evil empire.
Think of all the possibilities: boy scouts, the
MADD (why even the letters of that group spells evil conspiracy), the plumbers
union, or even PBS. Even though all my suggested groups are more appropriate
for a humorous take on the conspiracy theme, this works well for serious novels.
Ted had a hard time programming his
VCR let alone
operating a computer well enough to cruise the internet super-highway. That was
alright, he could do without both of the modern devices to which the American
public was enslaved.
Retirement afforded him enough time to engage in his favorite form of relaxation. Walking the neighborhood and enjoying the day. Until, he noticed an invasion by the Club Tech boys. At first it was odd that so many of his neighbors had simultaneously jumped on the latest technology bandwagon. Then it became alarming. After each visit by the techs he noticed a dramatic change in how his friends acted.
Something was wrong, but he didn’t the first thing about technology. He had to get down to the bottom of this conspiracy and do that he needed an ally. Then along came little Jimmy Rogers from next door. He needed to perform some neighborly deeds in order to earn back his computer privileges. And Ted had the perfect work for him; teach an old man some new technology tricks.