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A book of proposals.
I was just in the shower, freshly baked myself I might add.
By baked, for the children in the room, i mean i had just smoked
before my shower. by smoke i mean cannabis, and lungs and
breath. to breathe, for the dead in the crowd, means to inhale
and exhale. to act. you guys... *tear* fail.
like to write sometimes. I love writing short stories, little
creative fictional stories that never grow quite large. I've
fantasized of publishing something and making it big hundreds of
times. Successful or not, I still write because I like it. I wanted
to post my idea here tho before Googling my idea...
A book of proposals. Fiction, all thought up by me.
Different scenarios, short story vignettes all having the same exact
He pops the question.
The characters will all be unique personalities, never a duplicate.
The proposals will all be romantic and creative and unique as
well, and sometimes won't even be realistic. I have always
enjoyed fantasy. I won't resist slipping in there a proposal on the
back of a dragon as we soared over the shore of some other world.
My mind has been storming for a long time now, brewing with this
very content. I myself am in love, very much so and I plan to pop
the question ASAP. I'm a true romantic, and never even foresaw
being traditional. I didn't think I'd be the type to do the whole
ring thing, but alas.
I'll leave the honor of dishing me reality to a fellow baker. I will
abstain from Googling this.
"The Happy Yes"
"An Anthology of Marriage Proposals Grave and Gay". Intriguing title, but I know almost nothing about this book. [jutta, May 06 2010]
I don't know why, but somehow this idea made me think of Amy Hempel. [zen_tom, May 07 2010]
[xandram, May 07 2010]
||Awww. Must be spring. Nice idea for repackaging genre fiction - can you get it written and published by next Valentine's Day? For now, I don't think such a book of fiction by a single author exists, but I've linked to the closet thing I've found - an anthology that, intriguingly, purports to collect "Marriage Proposals Grave and Gay".
||There are of course gazillions of nonfiction marriage proposal self-help books, and at least two cases - unrelated, apparently! - of illustrators making a special book with a story that ends with a ring box embedded in the book.
||You could slip in a real proposal...
||The ring embedded in the book made me laugh, because I was thinking about how easy it would be, I would wanna carve it into the pages somewhere in the center. But then I thought better... I will definitely bake this for my own sake. I'll be back and post a link to it or something one day...
||You won't get it read by a publisher. Write the first 30 pages and send them to an agent (ok, ten agents). I'd be surprised if you didn't get some sort of positive response - it's a nice idea.