This is a continuation of my list of 40 things that would blow my mind if they actually happened. Check out the exercise on our writing page for more information and check out Part 1 for my previous 20..
21. Seeing Aom (my Thai student) in the States when I go home in October
22. Seeing people's auras
23. Inventing something
24. If I was recognized as "famous" for anything
25. Being a published novelist
26. Seeing my baby (even if I had known I was pregnant) for the first time
27. Seeing a mermaid
28. Winning the lottery
29. Being offered a job by a headhunter
30. Being left something valuable in a will
31. If somebody offered to pay my students loans or the gov't forgave them
32. waking up as an actual butterfly
33. The discovery that we do all see colors differently
34. If I shrunk
35. Learning any animal species has a written language
36. Finding gold
37. Flying a helicopter or plane
38. Exploring a shipwreck
39. Finding out I'm royalty of a tiny island nation
40. Having access to all the secrets of the Catholic Church, past and present (finances, documents, etc.)
Bonus: If I stopped aging
This short start to a story is the result of a Who, What, Where, Why, When group writing exercise. Our prompts were:
Who - An old lady
What - Trying to get her license back
Why - To drive to see her lover
Where - Brazil
When - Christmas time
"It's cold out. Don't forget it's cold out."
Ginger was getting herself ready to leave the house, where she had been alone, aside from her orange cabby, for three weeks. She didn't like to leave the house, ordinarily, and this was especially true in December, which it was on this day. Christmas time. But when a person is in love, they will do extraordinary things sometimes.
Prompt: You come across a shoebox on the beach. What's in it? (Please note, this is to be sung, not read. Now warm up your vocal cords.)
A shoe box, a blue box - Oh, what's in you, box?
I found you buried three feet under sand.
And I can't understand, why a woman or man
Would put you by hand
So far down, under sand.
Last week we did an exercise where we compiled a list of 20 things that would blow our minds if they actually happened. (Our homework is to grow this list to 40, so stay tuned.) For more on this exercise and the resulting writing, click here. Below is my list of 20 Things That Would Blow My Mind If They Actually Happened.
Chicago-born citizen of the globe, rich in the things that really matter. Let's get weird.