The end of the week is here and I started binging on my next new sci-if series, Stranger Things. I’ve officially entered into a time warp of bad haircuts and brown and orange clothing. Feathered hair should stay in the past. The biggest events always happened in the smallest towns that no one ever heard about.
Maybe this weekend I’ll go to a small town with a mom and pop diner and sit down with them for lunch. Imagine sitting down at a red counter top writing the next chapter. I picture the writer of the series bent over their notebook furiously writing with their hand cramping because they need to let out the scenes that flash through their mind. New dimensions swirl around them with creatures that hunt humans. They become a fixture at the counter until every word is spilled from their head.
A chair, a booth, a corner seat become claimed by writers around the world as we try to get out all of the stories breathing inside of us. All those years of writing down those thoughts turn into pages that get turned into NetFlix’s series. More imaginations are fueled and more writers are born because we’ve been sitting around campfires and telling stories before paper was invented.
I hope you get lost in your writing so much this weekend that you become a fixture in some small town. Until next week.
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2 thoughts on “Small Town Alien”
I find the writing in Stranger Things inspiring too. So often the writing in tv series, especially later seasons, feels rushed, like the writers are searching for ideas, or like they didn’t bother reviewing what happened in past seasons carefully before doing the next one. Somehow the writers of Stranger Things managed to credibly make it seem like all the seasons were planned out before they were ever made.
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Thank you for commenting! I would agree that the writing was well planned. The timing of some of the scenes had me crying of laughter. I also loved the way they added in the cliches of the times but I still want to give them all better hairdo’s.