Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Science Fiction

Just had an idea for a science fiction story. 

A guy, like me, is sitting on the patio when a infinitesimal bug flies past. Suddently he realizes he can read the  bug's mind.  He can visualize what the bug sees (with its multiple eyes) and hear what the bug hears (with its knees).

The bug circles nearby and nears a lizard on the patio wall.  The guy realizes the danger to the fly that the lizard represents.  The fly circles closer and closer to the lizard. By force of his will, he screams a warning to the bug, but the bug does not heed it.

He leaps from his chair and races to the wall and chases the lizard away.  He saves the bug's life. 

Then just as suddenly, he is reading the lizard's mind.  He is starving.  He needs to eat...right now.  He looks longingly at the bug, flying just out of reach.

(Did you ever read any of John Collier's short stories? They're worth looking up. Maybe I'll Google him and post a link--someday.)

5 comments:

garnett109 said...

great story, my dreams are like that sometimes.

firestormkids04 said...

Wonderful beginning! Keep going and perhaps you will have a collection of your stories. I am sure Kate will love it.  Whaddya think, Chuck?  I'm readin'.  Blessings, Penny  http://journals.aol.com/firestormkids04/FromHeretoThere http://journals.aol.com/firestormkids04/TimeforaLittlePoetry

tendernoggle said...

You know...that was a great story Chuck...
love ya,
carlene

valphish said...

Why don't YOU write some short stories?  I enjoy short stories.  xox
http://journals.aol.com/valphish/ThereisaSeason

jmorancoyle said...

    So, why not write it up?
Jude
http://journals.aol.com/jmorancoyle/MyWay