Wednesday, November 6, 2019

HEAD RUSH


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This post is part of the monthly blog hop/therapy session known as the Insecure Writers Support Group, founded by the one and only, Alex J. Cavanaugh. It happens the first Wednesday of each month. If you're a writer, insecure, or just supportive of writers—insecure or not—please join us. If you visit anyone’s blog and leave a comment it will be appreciated.

The awesome co-hosts for the November 6 posting of the IWSG are Sadira Stone, Patricia Josephine, Lisa Buie-Collard, Erika Beebe, C. Lee McKenzie.
      November 6 optional question: What's the strangest       thing you've ever Googled in researching your a story?


And as a writer, I can attest that yes…
I've Googled some strange stuff... 
And also some awful and sad stuff.
Like one time …
I was researching human trafficking of teens…
For a screenplay I was working on when…
WHOOP!
A porn site popped up! 
And a horrible one at that!
Then more and more and more!
So I shut my computer down…
And prayed it wasn't a virus...
I guess because I’ve seen too many movies and TV shows… 
And because I'm a writer...
This scenario popped up in my head:
A swat team breaks down my door and rushes in...
Then they drag me away…
All the while yelling at me I’m the lowest crud on earth.
And not too long ago…
I was doing research for one of my W.I.P's…
To see if the setting I was using…
Was the target of recent terrorist activity.
And then another scenario pops up in my head: 
Some kind of special ops squad…
Rushes in my house, blindfolds me and drags me away.
Next, 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 government guys watch…
From behind a mirror that’s really a window.
“So,” the interrogator says…
"We’ve been watching you…
And your history of Google searches is disturbing.”
“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?
What the strangest thing you've ever researched? 
Ever wonder if someone’s monitoring your computer? 

Always,
Em-Musing


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7 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I think a lot of writers fear that. I can just imagine what sites popped up with that search.

Pat Garcia said...

Hi,

Searching the internet for information can bring about lots of problems. I really think that some sites in the internet are policed. That makes sense to me because people do abuse the internet for the wrong thing.

Hope you have a nice month of November.

Shalom aleichem,
Pat G @ EverythingMustChange

lostinimaginaryworlds.blogspot.com said...

Just love the humour! Began to imagine all sorts of things 🤗

L. Diane Wolfe said...

LOL! No phone call? So unfair.

Sarah Foster said...

LOL! We do have to research some questionable stuff sometimes.

Steven Arellano Rose Jr. said...

I pray that nightmare will never come true with our government! If it does, that's the end of all art as we know it and George Orwell will have been totally right. We're close enough to that kind of fascism enough as it is already.

Diane Burton said...

Thanks for a great laugh.