Imagine- A Writing Procrastination Tool


I recently wrote a short story based on one of the following questions. But then I got thinking about other such imaginings. This is how writing procrastination happens, which is one reason I enjoy writing this blog – it feels like I’ve accomplished something, even though it’s really just trying to unblock the more difficult project writing I want to do. So here’s a list that keeps me up at night (or anytime, really) trying to imagine them. How about you? :

What would you do if you won the lottery?

This common daydream comes with various scenarios depending on, like, of course, how much do I win? Also, this scenario never plays out well – I drift into the negatives on this one : relatives, lack of understanding how to live a life being rich, the usual.

What would you pick for your last meal?

I know this one for sure. It’s actually the one I wrote a short story about (more on publication and where to read it soon!)

Who from history would you like to have dinner with?

Depends on my mood. I think about Eleanor of Aquitaine and many queens of the past for this. Stories of them are many already, but there are never enough!

What would you do if the asteroid will hit the earth in 12 hours?

I actually have a plan in place. It includes a bottle of 150 proof rum.

What would you do if only you had only 12 hours to live?

I guess the previous plan would work for this scenario, too, right?

If you could live as an animal, what would you be?

This one would also depend on my mood. But probably one that could fly. I like crows ever since I saw a documentary about how smart and interesting their days are. Every time I see one, I imagine being one.

If you could have a free trip to anywhere in the world, where?

Tough call. I’d probably spend days researching. But maybe the United Kingdom, all around it, to see where my recent ancestors came from. Then again, I had a grandfather from Hungary, so maybe there. And honestly, maybe I’d like to see somewhere I’ll never really go – Mount Everest! Which brings up another question : what would you love to do, but doubt you ever will? Climb Mount Everest!

If you could live anywhere in the world, where?

This one’s easy. I love my condo here in Aylmer, Quebec. There’s no place like home.

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