Ideas Stalk Me

What would you do if, one day, you got a chance to see into the future, and you saw that you were going to be killed within the next week by a fatal chain of events leading to one big accident?

Would you yell? Scream? Cry in frustration? Or would you do everything you could in an attempt to save yourself?

What if, on this very same day, you managed to find a chance to travel back in time to stop that chain of events from ever starting. Would you take that chance?

And, let’s just say that there’s a slight hitch with the aforementioned time-travelling. When you alter something, a rip occurs in space/time and tears open by about five centimetres, the amount doubling every time something is altered. Would you still keep going? Or would you stop and await your fate to be dished up to you, even with the knowledge that there was a slight chance that you could have saved yourself without tearing the universe down the middle?

This is the tale of just how selfish one man can get when faced with total annihilation, and the devastation that he alone can cause. It’s just a story idea, but I want to have a crack at it when I’m completely finished (or really need a break from) the novel I’m currently writing. I’m thinking it’s going to end up rather entertaining to write…

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3 Comments

  1. November 26, 2009 at 6:22 am

    This could be a great story particularly if you examine the moral dillema closely rather than just give it a token glance over and move on, as many time travel stories tend to do. Thanks for sharing this.

    • kyuun said,

      November 26, 2009 at 6:37 am

      Thanks! One of the main points was to examine the moral dilemma, actually, so I really hope to get a very good look at that when I’m writing this. :) Thanks very much for the comment.

  2. GreyIxia said,

    November 26, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    Ooh, sounds interesting. I find that when I am writing something is when I get more ideas and want to write about those too. But I am going to stick with one novel until I finish it. I have a separate document dedicated to all the ideas that stalk me so I can consider them in the future.

    One thing that tends to happen to me is coming up with ideas for series. I have a whole series in my “Novel Ideas” document and after I finish my current novel, I think I am going to tackle the series. It will be definitely tilted to fantasy, the love of my life (unlike my current one), which is why I really want to write it. But I should stop procrastinating with my current one and stop reading a bunch of blog posts… :)


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