Abandoned before writing

15 Aug

Sometimes I write stuff and scrap it.

Some of those things are written purely as a catharsis, to get them out of my system for the better.

Other times I have ideas and abandon them before ever committing pen to paper or fingers to keyboard.

Today I had such an idea.

Basically it was a short about the first time travel journey and those in the lab where it was made possible are arguing about where in history the first trip will be made to.

Many locations are suggested and rejected, The Marie Celeste, watching Titanic sink, finding out who really killed Kennedy. All are shot down, eventually the man who made time travel possible says he has a must do location, somewhere and something he MUST do.

When asked where he says he must go to the Hanna Barbera animation studios to prevent the creation of Scrappy Doo.

Even when I was pitching it to my brother earlier that internal voice in my head was telling me “This sounds shyte, don’t do it.”

So I didn’t.


I want to be honest.  I didn’t write this story because I was too lazy to look-up when Scrappy Doo was invented. Decided to let honesty win out.

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