Friday, May 5, 2017

HEAD RUSH

The other day for a blog hop...
The question was asked...
What is the weirdest research you’ve ever done?
And as a writer, I can attest that yes...
I have uncovered some weird, awful, and sometimes sad stuff.
Like this one time...
I was researching human trafficking of teens (so very sad)...
For a screenplay I was working on...
When WHOOP!
A porn site pops up on my screen...
Then more popped up, and more, and more!
Thinking a virus infected my computer...
I immediately shut it down.
I guess I’ve seen too many movies and TV shows...
Because the next thing I knew...
This scenario popped up in my head...
I'm back working at my computer...
When out of the blue...
A swat team breaks down my door...
Rushes in...
Grabs my computer...
Drags me away...
All the while telling me I’m the lowest crud on earth! 
I shook my head smiling, realizing I was overreacting.
I thought my overreacting days were over...
Until recently...  
I was doing research for my W.I.P....
And wanted to see if a particular setting in my story...
Has ever been the target of terrorist activity...
When out of nowhere this scenario pops up in my head...
This time, a government agency is monitoring me...
One day, as I'm working on my computer...
My door bursts open...
And some kind of special ops squad...
Rushes in my house...
Blindfolds me and drags me away!
The next thing I know...
I’m in some kind of room...
You know the kind...
Bare concrete walls and a metal table with two chairs...
I’m sitting in one chair...
My interrogator is in the other...
While other special guys watch...
From behind a mirror that’s really a window.
“Em,” the interrogator says...
We’ve been watching you...
And your history of Google searches is disturbing...
Porn, human trafficking, terrorsts.”
“But, but—I’m a writer...
All I was doing is research. That’s all! I swear!!”
“Yeah, yeah, that’s what they all say. Not buying it.”
“Do I at least get to make a phone call?” I whimper like a wussy baby.
“Not in this scenario. Take her away”
So?
Ever research something edgy?
Ever wonder if someone’s watching?
Ever have weird scenarios pop up in your head?

Always,

Em-Musing
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