speedy mcspeedy and the reader

March 14, 2019 2:19am CST
My bus driver this morning seems to be of the belief that he is Lewis Hamilton. We've been zooming down winding country lanes, braking hard for the occasional speed camera on the less winding country roads, and have arrived at the first stop in Quaint Historic Market Town ten minutes early. This is in complete contrast to yesterday, which saw us painfully crawl along the roads, struggling to get up the hills like an elderly invalid dying of thirst under a blazing hot sun whilst trying to get to the Oasis. I'm reading a book at the moment {obviously not this precise moment} which is a bit of a strugggle. I am both loving it and finding it a frustration for reasons which I cannot completely comprehend myself. The male protagonist is a character from a series of books. The female protagonist is a reader of the books. She loved the books as a child and has been summoned to this fictional world through evil means, tortured by a tyrant and has come to the realisation that the brother of the protagonist is not the attractive personality she once seemed him to be. So anyway, now my head is a jumble of thoughts. When a Writer creates fictional worlds, do these worlds become real? Are we living in a fictional world, a world which ended when our Writer finished writing his books about us, and then left us to flounder and create our own stories. Is this the God or Allah or Buddha of which some believe? Just some chap sitting in a coffee shop, thinking up ideas and putting pen to paper? A lady straining her eyes in front of her computer screen, fingers wildly tapping across the keyboard, ideas screwed up and discarded at her feet and a cat purring on her lap as she absently tickles the top of his head. Yes, right there, that's the spot. Maybe we're not even fictional characters in a well-loved book. Maybe we're just formed from those ideas that have been discarded. Okay, enough. It's far too early for such profound discussion. But ... just out of curiosity, which fictional book world would you like to be summoned to?
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@jaboUK (56385)
• United Kingdom
14 Mar
That bus driver sounds like those in Spain - you take your life in your hands when you board a bus there. i wouldn't mind being transported to the Irish world of Maeve Binchy - love her books.
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15 Mar
I don't know that I've ever read one of her books. I'm not sure they're quite my cup of tea! The driver may actually have been Spanish. He was foreign.
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@LadyDuck (208199)
• Switzerland
14 Mar
Bus drivers in Italy are among the worst, hard to get the habit. Sometimes I thing we are "shapes" in a very old virtual game. When the "player" has enough of us we are deleted.
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15 Mar
Yep and when we enter a room and forget what we went in there for, it's because they've deleted the action!
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15 Mar
@LadyDuck They are so pesky, these 'gods'!
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@LadyDuck (208199)
• Switzerland
16 Mar
@Poppylicious You are so right, I remember the Roman history, they played a lot with the humans those nasty gods.
@Fleura (8853)
• United Kingdom
14 Mar
The snag with speedy bus drivers is that then you have to wait around because they can't leave the stop early! I don't know about fictional worlds, I'm not a great reader of fiction. But who knows if we are all just figments of the imagination of some great being?
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15 Mar
Or maybe not even a great being. Maybe we're just a child's science experiment, like in an episode of The Simpson's.
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@Fleura (8853)
• United Kingdom
15 Mar
@Poppylicious Well you never know. Either way, I don't want to be disillusioned!
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@Corbin5 (134448)
• United States
14 Mar
Quite a wild, but interesting, bus ride you had to endure. I love the "Miss Julia" books by Anne B. Ross. I would like to be in any one of her many "Miss Julia" books because I want to keep company with all the delightful people with whom Miss Julia spends her time..
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15 Mar
It was very wild. Today's bus driver seems rather tame and boring in comparison.
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@amadeo (87388)
• United States
14 Mar
Never take a bus here.Only going to the airport Italy is my choice.
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