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#SoCS – Optimism

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Normally, I’m a very positive human being. I like to find the bright side in everything, if there’s a bright side to find. Most of the time when I find something good out of something very very bad, I keep my mouth shut, because whatever it is I’ve found would seem insensitive. I remember once making the mistake of saying to someone whose car had been damaged in an accident that at least the guy in the body shop made some money … You can see by this how far I stretch.

But, in contrast, sometimes my imagination takes me to worst-case scenarios where even I can’t find something good. And that’s actually where my stories come from.

Imagine, for instance, something terrible happening (no one dies!) that affects everyone. All the banks close just before Christmas, for example. No one can do their shopping, and only those with cash can buy groceries. No good can possibly come of this, except, maybe for a villain!

I often write dark stories, and the strangest thing about it is that they’re driven by my optimism. I’ve wondered for years where my odd tendency for writing horror comes from. I think I just figured it out.

Thanks, Stream of Consciousness Saturday Sunday. ๐Ÿ˜›

Oh, and speaking of SoCS, I did write something on my fiction blog last night, for the first time in ages. Click here to read it.

This very very late post is brought to you by SoCS. Click the link to find all the other amazing entries! https://lindaghill.com/2017/12/15/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-dec-16-17/

Author: LindaGHill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

14 thoughts on “#SoCS – Optimism

  1. Beautifull written. So glad I found a list of the old blogs I followed on my other account a couple of years ago! You were one of the first bloggers I connected with. Happy to see that you’re still here.

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  2. Sometimes our brains use the darker sides of our imaginations to process the world and all the ill things that do seem to happen around us into a safe, constructive package. Sounds like your story writing is part of that process… maybe.

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  3. Our imaginations thrive in all sorts of ways don’t they….I like to exercise mine.

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  4. It’s always amazing to discover what drives people in the directions they go. I remain optimistic – been that way for over 60 years.

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