Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Life and Fiction

The streets are still dark and early morning frost clings to the sidewalks and streets. At this hour of the morning I imagine many to-work-drives are silent. Or maybe the conversation revolves around social activities, kids, the day's schedule. I imagine most conversations don't go something like this:

"So," I begin addressing hubbie who is a bit of a political junkie. "What do you think would happen if an ambassador was shot and killed by one of the military in a military dictatorship?" I'm referring to a "small" plot complication in my current WIP (work in progress).


The street lights are pooling glints of light onto the cold chipped pavement. With snow pushing impatiently on the horizon, we're on a rapid slide to winter snow and thousands of miles away from the balmy warmth of Asia where current WIP is set.

"If it was the British Embassy how would Britain react?" I ask because the country in question was once a British Colony and is now a military dictatorship.

"You can't do that," says my previously silent spouse. Probably fearing my next move will be to phone an Embassy. And he's not far off, although I thought I'd e-mail.

"Why not?"

"Aren't you going a little big?" he asks but it's really more of a statement.

And there's some truth in that.

In life and in fiction - How big is too big? And when is it just too much?



Anonymous said...

I don't think you can ever get too big. But then again, I read paranormal stuff where every villian wants to take over the world. Go figure.

As long as it's believable, I can't see how there would be any limits. Besides, it's not like it hasn't happened before. The only difference is it's coming from your unique prospective. I say go with it. ;-)

Ryshia Kennie said...

Well Marcia, I added a little twist to that scenario and took your advise.

Diane Craver said...

I think going big will be fun.

Have a great day, Ryshia!

Sarita Leone said...

Stopping by from LASR. Love the photo of the dog! So sweet!

Ryshia Kennie said...

Yes that's Rourke - sweet and opinionated. The glasses were off two minutes later and wedged between his paws.

Ryshia Kennie said...

Big is becoming the concensus.

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Anonymous said...

Hi Ryshia,

Stopping in from LASR. Love the pictures of scenery! This is a great blog!

Deborah Piccurelli

Jeanine said...

Stopping by from LASR too.... How big is only limited by your imagination. After all look at Tom Clancy, now that man thought Big... Real Big..

So go for it, but if you email the embassy, make sure they know why you want to know, and that it is only a reference question... you don't want any men with badges showing up at your door ya know..LOL

Ryshia Kennie said...

Now that's something to consider men with badges showing up at my door - a little too much reality for me, I prefer fiction. I'll temper the e-mail. LOL!

Ryshia Kennie said...

Thanks Deborah - I love sharing bits of the places I feature, even home, and the easiest way is a picture.

sarabelle said...

love your blog. LASR whispered in my ear to stop by, so glad I listened. have a great day.

Ryshia Kennie said...

Thanks Sarabelle and thanks to all the LASR who showed up too.