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I wrote a short story about ME/CFS

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS news' started by Sarah94, Jun 16, 2022.

  1. Sarah94

    Sarah94 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I’ve written a short story about a person with ME. It’s sci-fi / mild horror.

    It uses a concept from the Doctor Who universe… I won’t say too much because I don’t want to spoil the reveal, but it’s probably a pretty well-known concept even to non-fans. (Not quite as well known as the Daleks, but close.)

    1100 words long.

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/12opl9rxrinaHxw9re1-m_cvWSvsBbbJu0XbNGHfDfJA/edit
     
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    Sarah94 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Bump
     
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  3. Trish

    Trish Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks for the reminder.

    I've just read it. So much shown in so few words, and so much chilling truth behind the Sci fi horror of it.

    Great stuff.
     
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    Well done Sarah! What level of scary is it? I dont generally like horror - i can cope with Dr Who but thats about my limit. If its the concept thats 'horrifying i can cope with that but i cant deal with violence/gore. If you gave it an age rating - like for a movie what would you say. Am actually wondering whether a young relative would enjoy it, shes a massive Whovian, as i think are you :) she's 12 would it be ok for her do you think?
     
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    No blood or gore or physical violence of the sort you mean. Different sort of chilling. It's an ME story. You will see parallels with real life.
     
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    very nicely done .that is how capitalism will end up turning everyone into disposable drones .
     
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    Trish Moderator Staff Member

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    It reminded me strongly of
    The Lightning Process
     
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    I enjoyed that! I reckon I've been through most of those experiences, literally or figuratively.
     
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    Loved it.
     
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    shak8 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Great imagination. Kind of shook me in a good way.
     
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    :thumbup: Well done
     
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    Sarah94 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Thank you all for the kind comments :heart:

    I hope you enjoyed the name I gave to the third character :emoji_wink: I was sitting there like “oh no I have to decide on another name” then I was like “wait of COURSE [this] is his name”.

    @JemPD yeah as @Trish said there’s no gore or violence. Mild body horror in that the character sees something unwanted happening to her body. If I was to give it a rating I guess probably PG or 12.
     
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    Another idea I had was for a Twilight Zone episode called The Adventures of Ken Silverbullet. He switches to a different dimension where alternative medicine quacks are in charge and get away with research that uses subjective outcomes in open label studies. Then when he gets back to his home dimension he realises what a biased hypocrite he has been with psychosocial research.
     
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    Very enjoyable.
     
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    josepdelafuente Established Member (Voting Rights)

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    Amazing!

    Really enjoyed that. Also made me want to cry a bit!
     
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    Sarah94 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Thanks!!
     
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    JemPD Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    i really liked it @Sarah94

    particularly impressed by how you got such concepts over in such a short story

    brilliant
     
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    Sarah94 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Thanks <3
     
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