My Other-Worldly Fantasies #OpenBookBlogHop #Inspiration #WritingPrompts

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Welcome to another edition of Open Book Blog Hop. This week’s question is: “Have you ever written fanfiction or a story that was part of someone else’s ‘world’? How does it differ from writing a story entirely on your own?

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I’ve never written stories about other worlds, but I had plenty of fantasies while growing up. As a tween, I imagined I was adopted by Nancy Drew and her boyfriend, Ned Nickerson, who were married, and we solved mysteries together. In high school, I envisioned myself as the bionic girl, our country’s most secret weapon, fighting crime while attending classes and participating in speech team and concert choir.

In college, when my younger brother and I were Star Trek fans, I fantasized about him being captain of the USS Enterprise, while I lived in George Orwell’s 1984 world. The Enterprise’s transporter beam miraculously rescued me just as a hive of killer bees was about to attack me in Room 101.

I suppose I could write these stories down. But if I did, I might be accused of plagiarism. Maybe I’m paranoid, but my motto has always been “Better safe than sorry.” So, I’ll stick to writing stories about my own world.

How about you authors out there? Have you ever written stories about other worlds? You can click here to participate in this week’s hop and read what other bloggers have to say. Alternatively, you can leave your answer in the comment field below. I hope to hear from you.

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You’re invited to my state poetry society’s virtual open mic poetry reading on Sunday, December 12th at 5 p.m. mountain time. You can share some poetry or just listen. See below for details.

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WyoPoets is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

 

This event is open to anyone who wants to share or listen to poetry. You
don’t have to be a member of WyoPoets, you don’t even have to be in Wyoming
to participate. So, feel free to invite your friends!

 

Please sign up to read using this Google Form:
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The first 20 poets to sign up will get to read, additional poets will be
allowed based on time.

Topic: Poetry Night
Time: Dec 12, 2021 05:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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New! Why Grandma Doesn’t Know Me

Copyright 2021 by Abbie Johnson Taylor.

Independently published with the help of DLD Books.

Front cover image contains: elderly woman in red sweater sitting next to a window.

Sixteen-year-old Natalie’s grandmother, suffering from dementia and confined to a wheelchair, lives in a nursing home and rarely recognizes Natalie. But one Halloween night, she tells her a shocking secret that only she and Natalie’s mother know. Natalie is the product of a one-night stand between her mother, who is a college English teacher, and another professor.

After some research, Natalie learns that people with dementia often have vivid memories of past events. Still not wanting to believe what her grandmother has told her, she finds her biological father online. The resemblance between them is undeniable. Not knowing what else to do, she shows his photo and website to her parents.

Natalie realizes she has some growing up to do. Scared and confused, she reaches out to her biological father, and they start corresponding.

Her younger sister, Sarah, senses their parents’ marital difficulties. At Thanksgiving, when she has an opportunity to see Santa Claus, she asks him to bring them together again. Can the jolly old elf grant her request?

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Author: abbiejohnsontaylor

I'm the author of two novels,, two poetry collections, and a memoir with another novel on the way. My work has appeared in various journals and anthologies. I'm visually impaired and live in Sheridan, Wyoming, where for six years, I cared for my totally blind late husband who was paralyzed by two strokes. Please visit my website at http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com.

4 thoughts on “My Other-Worldly Fantasies #OpenBookBlogHop #Inspiration #WritingPrompts”

    1. I know what you mean. Besides, my tastes in reading material have changed. When I was younger, I liked science fiction and some mysteries. But nowadays, I prefer more mellow content. So, why would I want to write what I no longer enjoy reading.

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