Monday, January 30, 2012

Story Plot ~ What if the South had won...

Yes, the Kougaress adored the movie, "Gone With the Wind"... except for the unromantic ending, of course.

Closing in on midnight meows and purrs, my mighty Aphrodite Big Cats.... the times will be a-changing very, very fast now... the almost half moon in her heavenly bower, wearing a diaphanous gown at times, has been a gorgeous sight to behold throughout the evening... relatively mild on the tame prairie... and damn the chemtrails that were, once again, perpetrated on humanity this afternoon... the Kougaress thinks about all the damage being done to the precious land, to the beautiful cardinal she watched for about ten minutes as he fed near her favorite window... to the eagle pair she glimpsed earlier fly across the field... and her resident rabbit who seems to have lost some of his/her fear and only moves deeper into his brush home when the Kougaress goes outside.

Story Plot ~ What if the South had won... the Civil War, what would our world look like today? What would our beloved country look like? The Kougaress's curiosity has been aroused. Given that slavery was already on the way out because of mechanization for farming, and that was not the REAL issues that brought about war in the first place... well, what if the so-called union had never been? Would we have a gov most in the country no longer support and don't want -- that based on the current polling statistics, and other obvious factors like the ongoing occupation movement? While it was true that the gov of Britain fomented the Civil War because it couldn't stand the heat of trading competition at that time, and wanted to take the united states of America down, extend the empire once more... yet, how would that scenario have played out? Sure, other authors must have written that 'what if' story. And, there's always the idea of the old TV show, SLIDERS... all the alternative timelines, all the 'what ifs' being played out. Also, there was the intriguing phone call this Big Cat heard from a man who claimed to be visiting this timeline from his timeline where the South did win the Civil War... this was a call to the Art Bell radio show during the late 90s when he invited time travelers to call in... certainly, it could have been a hoax call, and a whole lot of people would immediately dismiss it as such... however, to the Kougaress's ear there was a ring a truth she couldn't just dismiss out of hand... plus, the man had that Southern genteel accent... so, hmmmm... what if?

Authoress news and mews ~

Yep, thank goodness, lots of writing occurred, and will 'hope, hope' continue.

From the Kougar’s Writing Den ~ her latest WIP ~

Her Midnight Stardust Cowboys

Six 'unedited' sentences from Chapter Twenty:

"Say that again, darlin'."

"Like stardust. Silvery and golden. Diamond-like sparkles. I know that sounds kinda out there." When he didn't say anything because Zance searched his memory for more of what he suspected, she asked, "Is something wrong?"

Big Cat by-the-numbers ~

1:11 am... 2:12 am... 2:22 am... 3:33 am... 2:12 pm... 2:22 pm... 3:33 pm... 4:44 pm... 5:55 pm... once upon time there was Officer Friendly, and it was good... now, not so much... Officer Greedy wants to give you tickets and send you to jail on any pretext 'cause, gosh, there's money and kickbacks to be had... and all the big business prisons need to be filled regardless of innocence... and not to mention the slave wages in prison that 'really' help the economy... go to prison, get a job... yeah, that's the unlawful ticket...

OBTW ~ Did you know that literacy rates were higher in the 1770s than now?

The most powerful weapon is the human soul on fire.

~ Have a happy and magickal New Year of the Dragon ~


And, May you live the dreams of your heart, not in interesting times...

A-changing very, very fast kisses from the Kougar...


Savanna Kougar said...

A-changing very, very fast kisses from the Kougar...

Serena Shay said...

Literacy rates higher in the 1770's?? That is really scary. :(

Savanna Kougar said...

I forgot to mention that was in the American colonies, not the entire world. But, yeah, even so, it's scary.

But then, it's not so surprising given there was a plan to create the deliberate dumbing down of America. From i-search:

Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt, former Senior Policy Advisor in the U.S. Department of Education, blew the whistle on government activities. Her inside knowledge ...