Triple F: Remember Here, Forget Everything Else?

How’s your week been? It’s been super-warm here, at least for late February/early March.

Let’s get to it.

If you’ve been here on any Friday for the past few years, you don’t have to guess what happens now (or what day it is).

I had an idea flit across my mind two nights ago that I thought would be great for this week’s Triple F–but then I didn’t write it down, and lost it.

Man, I hate that.

But then, by some miracle, I think I remembered it again.

So, for this week’s Fabulous Fiction Friday, your prompt is:

Something happened, and your character can go through hundreds of emails a day and absorb all the information. The catch is that they forget everything else. What happens?

I think that was about the size of it. So we’ve got no gender, backstory, or what-have-ya. You’ll even have to come up with the “something” that happened, too, of course.

How about:

Robbie is visited by a strange old woman. He’s seen her around, and she’s well-liked. She’s also a famous scientist who’s out to test a concoction or three–with permission of course.

Everything is going great at work after that–as long as the expense reports, financials, and what-have-ya Robbie looks at are emailed, he’s got them locked down. Then the forgetting starts to happen–maybe even stuff like brushing his teeth or feeding Rocky, his cat.

So how does he overcome this? Does he write emails to himself? That might work…but what if someone finds out and confronts him about why he’s writing one (or a dozen) emails to himself every day?

Or how about Darla? She got struck by a beam of light one night, and now she’s got super information absorption. What if she needs to do important stuff, like take care of her sick mom, or help her dad get around to his errands, and she forgets? Would super email mastery be worth all that to her?

That’s enough to get the mental snowball rolling down the hill.

March 2018 barely got started here–make it a good one (there’s only one March 2018, but you get the idea).

And make it a great weekend with good memories, all right?

Until next time (and week),

Ty

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About Ty Mall

Thanks for stopping by. I've almost always been interested in writing, among other things. Along with discovering pop culture, I've uncovered a lot about the craft over the past 10 years. And whether you're a fiction writer or email copywriter, I'm here to pass on what I've found out. And have a ton of fun in the process.
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