Thursday, August 10, 2006

Not a Mary Shelley Experience

I had what I thought was going to be a Mary Shelley Experience as I woke up this morning. The dream still floating around in my semi-conscious state seemed so real, so vivid, so intriguing that I was convinced I had an idea for a best-selling thriller.

Unfortunately, as is so often the case with dreams, once I attempted to explain it to my extraordinarily patient wife, the cohesion of plot, characterisation and dialogue just evaporated. Suddenly the notion of a Mafiosi-style gang of grandmothers taking over the city after an earthquake, dealing with dissenters by deadly use of cut-throat razors, while my mother-in-law came out of a coma to lead the resistance, lacked the force and conviction that had occupied my mind just minutes before.

10 comments:

happykat said...

I say run with that. I've seen some pretty bad drivvle on the big screen, but somehow I think you could make that work. I'd watch it.

Go granny, go!

Nikki said...

Give it to Michael Moore.

He'll do anything.

Gyrobo said...

Ah, one of those dreams.

I could go on forever about those.

But I doubt anyone would want to peer directly into my subconscious... could be dangerous.

Kate said...

Hey it might just work . . . it certainly sounds more believable than the idea behind Snakes on a Plane.

Kim Ayres said...

HappyKat - I guess it can't be worse than The Da Vinci Code.

Nikki - there's someone who polarises opinion

Gyrobo - do robots have a subconscious?

Kate - I'd not heard of that movie. Have just been to snakesonaplane.com and am now convinced that a Mafiosi-style gang of grandmothers taking over the city after an earthquake has to be the next great movie of the decade and I'll begin the screenplay first thing tomorrow morning.

happykat said...

FYI, Snakes on a Plane has somewhat of a cult following (it hasn't even opened in theaters, yet) which can only mean one thing....

Kim Ayres said...

Will they have evenings like the Rocky Horror Show, where people will dress up as their favourite viper?

Attila The Mom said...

OMG....Sooooo been there!

It's a curse of a creative mind!

At least I'm sticking with that story!

cannwin said...

Yes, I can see how that could get out of hand rather quickly in a story line. But who knows, maybe 100 years from now people would have said, "Kim Ayres, literary genius." And you'd be rolling over in your grave.

Kim Ayres said...

Kim Ayres, literary nutter, more like...