Friday, April 19, 2013
Q is for Question
Almost every story I've ever written has started with the same two words... what if? It's a question that I'll never get tired of asking. Held within it are seemingly endless possibilities. The answer could take me anywhere. Just imagine all the lives, all the worlds that are wrapped up in those two words.
What if humans had evolved into two distinct but separate species?
What if scientists discovered that humans were actually aliens?
What if a high school student discovered Noah's Ark in his backyard?
What if a massive disease wiped out all life in the ocean?
What if the icecaps suddenly melted and people had to leave the coasts in a mass exodus?
What if people were going extinct and a few scientists were trying to save our species from disappearing?
I could spend hours asking what ifs. Sometimes the questions are intriguing and sometimes they fall short, but I'll never tire of dreaming up the answers.