Set yourself apart
Hello fellow writers,
I read a story the other day, from a fiction writer called "Demolished Men", written by Alfred Bester. This may resonate with you, considering most writers have an inadequate vision of themselves, as they "do not fit" in the greater scheme of things. This little story made a lot of sense to me. I'll not copy and paste, but, I'll write my own version. If you want the original, I posted the link to the book above.
It has been discovered that some people can read minds for real and was also discovered that a time warp could enable a connection between us and others civilizations, but only the mind readers could communicate with them. The mind readers were very prized in the civilization, everybody wanted to be a mind reader. They loved their mind readers, the same way we love our artists and sports figures. Everyone thinks they could be a mind reader.
So the mind readers setup a school, to test who could be a mind reader. They would open the school a couple days of the week, and people would go through a day long process, to see if they could be a mind reader. So the mind readers were looking down and saw this very long line has formed, of people wanting to be a mind reader.
They started to think, "If you can hear me, I want you to leave the line, take your right, and walk to the door that is marked NON-ADMITTANCE, I want that you go through that door"
I hope this little story resonates with you...
I like to write screenplays and short stories.
A renaissance man in a postmodern age.
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