The Holodeck

I have had the pleasure of knowing some very special writers.

Writers are an amazing kind of people and I am honored to be among them. The world is a playground and the imagination of a writer is the limit. We’re adults who never stop playing at make-believe, who never stopped believing in magic, who never stopped seeing the fairies.

Here is a little…game…that came about with one of my favorite group of writers. These writers threw propriety to the wind and came together to play with me. I love playing…so very much. Imagine “pretending house” without the limitations of a seven-year-old mind or the censorship of innocence. Every writer in this group holds a strong affection in my heart. To them, I say, I love you all so very much and thank you for playing with me. I give you…the Holodeck.

So what is a Holodeck? 

For those of you who have never watched Star Trek: Generations or DS9 (Star Trek: Deep Space 9), the Holodeck is the Star Trek version of Harry Potter’s Room of Requirements only bigger.  Much, MUCH bigger.  If you have never seen Star Trek or read/watched Harry Potter…[stunned silence…Brain explodes]…Get out. 

Okay, come in and learn then go watch/read Harry Potter or Star Trek!
The Holodeck is a room in Star Trek that has been fitted with a computer program that produces holographic images to recreate any setting, any scenario, any thing you can imagine, on any scale.  The sky isn’t the limit.  Your imagination is!  This is a writer’s dream.  A blank canvas in which to exercise or evoke a certain mood to help inspire, brush up, or simply hone your skills.  My writer friends and I  used the concept and applied it to our writing skills. Need to recreate a scene?  Need to practice a certain scene?  Use another writer’s imagination to develop your skills.  Combine this with RPG (role playing games) and Chain Letters (where a friend starts a story and someone else continues it), and you have a writer’s Holodeck! This is the story that ensued.

 

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