An aspiring author confronts the literary demons of the world and sets off in search of an agent.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

When Characters are Just a Dream

How would you feel if you were a character in a book and it was nothing more than a dream? That's a topic two of my characters discussed:

“Well,” said Ottomotto, “shall we go down the Rabbit Hole?”

“That’s not a rabbit hole," replied Hotaru.
 “I know it’s not. It’s just an expression from the book Alice in Wonderland.”

“Oh, that book!” scoffed Hotaru.

“Sounds as if you don’t care for Alice in Wonderland.”

“Truth be told,” came her tart reply, “I don’t.”

“How can you NOT like Alice in Wonderland? It’s a fantastic adventure filled with wonderful characters.”

“I’ll admit it’s a fun read.” Hotaru turned to face Ottomotto. “But it was pretend, not real. At the end of the book Alice wakes up from her nap and tells her sister, ‘Oh, I’ve had such a curious dream.’”

“What’s wrong with that?” asked Ottomotto.

“How would you feel if you were a character in a book and discovered your great adventure was nothing more than a dream? Wouldn’t you feel as if you’d been ripped off? If it happened to me, I’d be totally bummed!"

How would you feel? Wouldn't you be bummed?


Thursday, April 4, 2013

Misery Is...Thought for the Day

I found this old sketch I did a number of years back. Worth thinking about...