Sunday, 13 August 2017


Imagination,  we all have it. If you tell someone you are a writer, they will probably say 'I 
couldn't do that I have no imagination.' They have, they just don't know how to use it.

Child home late for  school. 
Imagination - something has happened, they have been kidnapped, never did like 
the look of that person who just moved in down the road.
Reality - dawdled home with friend from class and spent 30 minutes at the end of 
the street talking about nothing and needs to phone her friend as soon as she gets home.

Partner late home from work. 
Imagination - has had an accident on the way home. Or run off with the new receptionist.
Reality - was held up in a meeting with the boss then caught in a traffic jam. 
Phone battery ran out so couldn't let you know. 
Want to believe but imagination still playing up.

Unexpected telephone call. 
Imagination - it's Camelot telling me I've won the Euromillions roll over lottery!
Reality - Have you checked if you are eligible for a PPI  refund or 
Have you recently beeninvolved in an accident that wasn't your fault? 
To be honest you have to buy a lottery ticket before you can win!

Answer phone message from Doctor. 
Imagination - oh my God I'm dying, that blood test showed I have any and all 
fatal diseases known to mankind.
Reality - blood tests were fine. No action required.

Knock on the door. 
Imagination - Long lost relative calling to share an expected inheritance.
Reality - Have you found God? Didn't know he was missing, close door quickly.

Everyday we are faced with such situations. Doesn't everyone immediately have 
their imagination spring into action or do the non-Writers of the world walk around 
with completely empty heads? 

Don't answer that! 

Copyright©Kristen Stone 2017

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