What if someone stole the moon?

Do you remember that scene in It’s a Wonderful Life when George says he is going to lasso the moon and give it to his date? Jim Carrey also attempted to pull the moon closer to Earth in Bruce Almighty as a romantic gesture, but in both cases the moon remained in the sky. Now it seems someone may have actually pulled off the feat and removed the moon! Where did it go?

Scientists are all baffled at what could have caused the night sky to become so dark. How could the staple of the night be missing? What disastrous effects will it have on the world?

Have you seen me?

Have you seen me?

There are so many ways this will effect everyone’s lives. The moonlight stroll trough the park is no longer an option. Blaming the full moon for all those weird things that happen some nights just won’t work anymore. Now the phrase “must be a full moon tonight” means nothing!

And those poor werewolves! After centuries of harnessing their true forms only under the light of the moon it has been taken away from them. How will they survive and defend their kind from those vicious vampires?

The conspiracy theorists have already started. Maybe the moon was never really there to begin with. Maybe it was just a government conspiracy to hide the truth, that a race of aliens had lost power to their ship and parked it in our sky until it could be towed. This took a few millennia, a bit longer than first anticipated. It was supposed to be long gone before humanity developed into intellectual beings.

That’s one theory. Another is that NASA began placing futuristic weapons on the moon starting with the first trip there and the organization had plans on world domination. Once the US government discovered this it shut down NASA quietly, only leaving an entity for show. It then destroyed the moon and the weapons it contained. The threat of other governments getting their hands on these weapons was just too great.

The theories can be debated for days but the simple fact is the moon is no longer there. Milk cartons have already went into production with pictures of the missing moon. Special notations have been added for possible appearance changes. The caption reads “sometimes appears as a full circle, half circle or crescent. Also can appear to be white, yellow, red or orange Not made of cheese as once suggested.”

If anyone has any info on the whereabouts of the moon please speak up. My understanding is scientists have already checked the other side of the world and behind the sun, the typical spots for the moon to disappear to with no luck.

The Werewolf community is asking for help. Promises to lower human slaughter rates.

What if I could travel through time?

"The Time Machine!" by Chaotic Good01

“The Time Machine!” by Chaotic Good01

The concept of time travel is anything but new. It has been a subject of countless stories, books, tv shows and movies for many, many years. My childhood would have never been the same if not for the likes of Land of the Lost, Back to the Future or Quantum Leap. These stories helped to spur the creative genes inside my soul and made me believe most anything could be possible. This week time travel is the subject of the weekly writing challenge from the daily post. They are calling it time machine and want to know our take on the concept of traveling trough time.

I for one have always been amazed at the creativity involved in the show Quantum Leap. The idea of hopping into the lives of others, having to become a completely different person while trying to maintain or better their lives without losing yourself was amazing to watch. On the show Sam had Al to help him find his way and hope for the eventual leap home, but it always seemed lost.
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What if we couldn’t see the sky?

Okay:

Red sunset

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

What if humanity couldn’t see the sky?
What if they’d shut it out long ago,
but we didn’t remember why?
What if that vast expanse, with
sunset’s blues and pinks and gold
were only known from old wives’ tales
and stories no longer told?

Okay, what if?

marieclaire1955spraytanad

(Photo credit: lobstar28)

Would buildings climb to butt the roof
and the streets be corridors;
would there be giant lights and ceiling fans
even above the English moors?
Would surfer girls be pale and pink
for the lack of the sun to tan,
or would they get the same effect
with a spray out of a can?
Would astronomers pine for a single glimpse
of the Milky Way at night?
Perhaps they’d join the ornithologists
who miss the birds in flight:

Stieglitz am Klettenbusch

(Photo credit: baerchen57)

“A toast!
All drink to the distelfink!
The heron, once here but gone!
In honor of feathery friends near-extinct,
Come!
Belly up!
Tie one on!”

The huzzahs go around;
they cheer and debauch,
lamenting the loss of those sounds
that no ear had bore
for an eon, and more
(what a bunch of loons we have found!)

Would we be lesser –
somehow
poorer –
in some way
softer in the mind?

If they had the chance,
who would sneak a peek;
and when they did,
what would they find?


This poem is a companion piece for my 100-word flash, Hidden Treasure. <– Click here to check it out on Rob’s Surf Report!

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What if the apocalypse wasn’t so popular?

Why is it that as a species, humans are so intrigued by the thought of the apocalypse? No matter the form, the end of everything as we know it is written about, talked about or debated on almost constantly. It’s not only the religious aspects of the apocalypse such as the four horsemen either, it’s every possible scenario we can find.

I’ve even been guilty of indulging in the end of times myself. Two of my favorite TV shows either revolve around or have themes that use the apocalypse as subject matter. The Walking Dead is one of the most popular television series out now or recently and it is nothing but constant death and pain during a Zombie Apocalypse. Supernatural has visited and re-visited almost every possible scenario of a biblical apocalypse, went past it and found new ways to create the possible end to civilization. The thing is, I enjoy almost every minute of these shows and their end it all stories.

On several occasions on my blogs I’ve been known to mention the forthcoming Robot Apocalypse. Machines are one day almost surely going to develop into an artificial intelligence that enslaves mankind. Why is it I feel this way? Maybe because I have seen or heard stories about this possibility almost my entire life. The ways may be different, but the result is almost always the same. Robots will enslave us!
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12/23/2013 Writing challenge. What if you could mind control animals?

This week’s challenge is going to create a lot of panic in the animal kingdom. You may have a great power but the question is what will you do with it.

chipmunk-4588_640Okay, what if you had the ability to control the mind, the actions of any animal?

I know immediately what I would do. I would find three chipmunks, name them Allen, Simone and Thaddeus the fourth then get my good buddy over at Lemon Lime Follies to knit them all a sweater. Once I entered them onto the X-Factor as a singing trio I would be rich.

Anyway, back to the challenge. Let’s have a little fun and see what things we could use a mind controlled animal for.

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12/2/2013 Writing challenge. What if you could hypnotize someone?

flat-35577_640Today’s topic came to us from a previous what if challenge post made by ZNJAVID from A Mom’s Blog and I thought it would make a great topic for a new challenge. So here goes…

What if you had the ability to hypnotize someone, anyone? Who would it be and what would you require them to do?

I always say anything goes with the what if challenges but lets try to use a little discretion and keep the posts within the confines of decency.
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What if you could have one superpower?

fire-40908_150It seems the Daily Prompt is giving away superpowers today. You get to choose between time travel, an ability to speak and understand any language or ability to make any two people agree. So these are all great choices and I decided to choose, none of the above. I mean if they have enough that they are just giving away superpowers, they must have a few they are keeping for themselves. I want some of the ones they are holding back. Those are going to be the best ones.

Sure time travel would be awesome, until you made a mistake that caused a tragedy so severe you would never use your powers again. Speaking and understanding any language would be a wonderful ability if you were working customer service at a large call center, but how does it qualify as a superpower? To me it just sounds like something that would cause a lot of work and for other people to rely on you too much. The ability to make any two people agree sounds like a lot of fun (Yes it even caused a few dirty thoughts), but what if you are wrong a lot and you make people agree with the wrong answers? Just because someone agrees doesn’t mean everything will work out.

So what do they have left I can talk them out of? Maybe the expected powers like X-ray vision, super strength or the ability to fly. Or maybe something a little different like astral projection or an ability to breathe in any environment (Hey I could finally go swimming without fear of drowning).  Still, none of these are quite right. Wait, I know. It’s perfect. I want the ability to talk to and understand any life form! Not any language like the prompt says, but any animal, fish or extra terrestrial.

She can stay.

She can stay.

I could spend my days talking with the squirrels and birds outside, then come in and get drunk with my dogs. Can you just imagine what kind of things a drunk dog would say?

If the aliens ever visit I could befriend them and learn their ways or at least be less likely to be disintegrated by them if they chose to attack.

Maybe I could talk the animals into doing a show for me, like a Broadway musical. Cats performed by squirrels, raccoons and yes, even cats.

I could go the beach and if I didn’t like how busy it was, just ask a shark to swim real close in and watch the other people flee. Then give the shark a high five, errr high fin, well you get it.

I’m sure there is a lot of gossip I could get from the animals. Imagine that time you let it rip in the yard because no one was around, then realized you had done a little more than just poot and had to sneak back inside to change before anyone saw (or smelt). You probably didn’t notice the squirrel hanging out in the tree above who was laughing so hard he nearly fell off the limb, but he saw you and now he will tell me all about it. Just to clarify, this experience is just an example and has never happened to me (you can’t believe the squirrel, he’s a liar).

So what do you think. Was it wrong of me to turn down their offer of a superpower and hope for a better one? Can you think of something that would be an even more awesome power to have? If you want to see what others thought about the Superpowers offered check out the following posts.