On the 7th of November I signed up for National Novel Writing Month. I was already 7 days late so I didn’t want to tell you until I had something decent to show you. I found out about it of Tumblr after hours of scrolling through Sherlock fan
fiction artwork when I came across a girl wring a book based on Sherlock. This gave me the idea for a book about the internet disappearing. To keep track of my progress I thought I would blog each chapter after its finished. I am already working on chapters 2 and 3 so they will hopefully be up soon. Also I am unsure what to name to book so if you have any ideas please comment? Also if you find any corrections that need doing please point them out as I am terrible at this. Thank you hope you enjoy.
Chapter 1: Justin Bieber fan dedication blog
The Humans are a race of odd sorts. There are no two completely alike. Or so they like to say, of course there are twins and clones (the clones most humans don’t know about so hush hush). They see life as a question that must be answered. They over and under complicate things constantly muddling bits and bobs creating problems. They see themselves as the ultimate bunch, the best boys, top of the food chain (even though they were, on more than one occasion, defeated by Lions, Whales, Sharks, Bears, Elephants, Tigers, Monkeys even a sloth the list goes on…). They were the kings and queens of earth. Doing what they wanted when they wanted. Destroying, killing, stealing and abusing there beautiful planet. Not the most beautiful but up in the top 42. Human Beings are cruel, thoughtless creatures and they are pretty darn lazy too.
There was one however.
Her hair blue from birth. Her eyes as green as a galactic emerald. She knew she was different, but could not pin point the thing that it was that she knew was there that made her more individual than the rest. A very tall midget she was. She saw things in the world. That could not be seen by all.
As she sat there that cold, lonely evening in her small flat, a very small toaster in her tiny human brain popped up. Though no toast was made, a pop-tart of a thought crossed her mind. Sat eating her spaghetti hoops with her roommate Felix, she spoke.
“Life is not as we know it. In fact, if you think about it, we know very little. What even is life? Is it a dream? Is it all fabricated? Is there a llama in front of a big HD flat screen possibly even 3D television laughing because we silly little humans don’t know what the heck is going on?” She stared at Felix… desperate for him to know the answer. Felix, however, was a simple bean and he knew not what to say.
“Did you do drugs or something? Nora? I’m serious, are you ok?” Felix tried hard not to giggle as Nora tried to glare at him (secretly thinking that maybe the 3D was a bit far).
“No! I just… welll thought, you know, my brain just did a little burp and a thought appeared I suppose?” This is of course completely incorrect. Brains do not do burps to create thoughts. What a silly thing! No it’s the toaster. It all depends on what pops out of the toaster, mostly toast and mostly burnt when it comes to humans. A pop-tart is always a good thought though and Nora was lucky to have this ability.
“Whatever life is, it’s not been the same. You know? Since the internet just vanished. Its so weird we were so dependent on it. I miss it” She looked over to Felix who looked back sadly.
“I know how you feel! My JB fan dedication blog is gone! My life is over and I am only 19!” Nora laughs. Felix is what you would call ‘a little bit camp’. He is also probably the biggest Justin Bieber fan on earth. Ever.
“What are you laughing at? Stop it Nora its really sad!” Slightly upset by Noras laughter he curls up into fetal position. It is strange how Humans do this. Whenever something bad or upsetting happens, they return to the fetal position. Most other life forms would do almost anything to not be in that uncomfortable position ever again. But the Humans find it comforting, the thought of being back inside their mothers comforts them…. How disgusting! But they like is so let them have their way I suppose.
“Im sorry” snorts Nora “Its just, the internet was so much bigger than your JB fan whatever! And its just gone. I just cant comprehend it at all!” Nora slumps. Fed up of being out of the know.
“Well I cant help you and its late! I am going to bed before you hurt my feeling some more!” Felix jumps up and storms off.
“I didn’t mean to…” Nora shouts but the door slamming interrupts her. “Damn it!” Apologizing to Felix has always been a bit of a pain in Noras backside. He isn’t the easiest of people and Nora is quick to insult and slow to catch up. He is a softie and Nora is not up for cuddles. She can hear the tap tap tap of his unusable laptop keyboard. It makes him feel better to press the buttons. Helps him remember the good old days. Back when internet was fast and connections were strong. He loved those days. He misses them so much it hurts his tummy. Nora prefers to stay away from anything that could remind her. The feelings are too intense and she still cannot think of a reasonable explanation. Thinking any more seems useless.
“Felix! Come on I was just messing around…I… I miss your JB fan whatever too! It was definitely the best… one of, those that there was! Infact! I would do anything to get it back. Just reading those loving words about JB would make me feel better!” Met with silence, Nora slumps against the door. She has a habit of slumping.
“Seriously Felix! You are going to block me for this! I would Facebook message you but… well.” A sobbing sound can be heard from inside. “Too soon? Sorry Felix! Come talk to me, please? I will make rainbow cookies!” At this the door swings open and Nora rolls in backwards.
“Ok fine but you have to promise not to be so mean again?”
“Yes fine whatever… lets make cookies.” Rainbow cookies are Nora’s specialty and one of the only two things she can cook. The second thing being Spaghetti hoops. The recipe is really very secret so I couldn’t tell you anything about it without having to kill you.
Three hours later Felix and Nora emerge, laughing, from the kitchen holding a small plate of multi-coloured cookies.
“This is a great moment for in-my-laptop-storage-agram!” She pulls out her 4th generation iphone and snaps a shot. Since the web went down, Nora has taken to taking lots of photos of key moments and keeping them in her laptop storage, mainly in the hope that one day the internet will be back up and she will be able to show everyone her adventures without the internet. Unfortunately, this is looking unlikely and Nora hasn’t had any adventures yet.
“Want to watch a film?” she asks tossing him a cookie.
“Sure can we watch Star Trek into darkness… Benedict Cumberbatch looks super hot in that one!” Felix giggles.
“And you are sure you aren’t gay?” Nora asks holding in the laughter.
“He’s just a very attractive male… and I have a girlfriend so no, I am not gay!” Ah yes Felix’s girlfriend Ellen. She’s a very lovely girl, didn’t use the internet much so doesn’t know what she is missing. She has been with Felix nearly two years now and is a big fan of knitting and knee length dresses.
“Right and am I going to be meeting this real life girlfriend of yours any time soon?” Oh and Felix has never let Nora meet Ellen or vice versa. Mainly because Nora has a habit of saying the wrong things and Ellen is very soft like Felix and Felix would rather have a girlfriend than an ex-girlfriend.
“Yes, No, Maybe… can we just watch the film?!” Felix is starting to redden.
“Sure, don’t get your knickers in a twist.” Searching through the dusty DVD’s Nora pulls out the on with Benedict’s face on it.
“Yes!” Sliding it into the 90′s DVD player the screen crackles blue. Three minutes later the disc has decided to work.
“Thanks by the way Nora.” Felix says half whispering like its a cinema.
“What for? All I ever do is say the wrong things.” Nora smirks, she hasn’t a clue what he is talking about.
” I know, but you really have helped me through this… in a way, so thanks. Now be quiet its starting!” Felix goes quiet his eyes fixated on the screen. Obviously embarrassed encase Nora decides to take the piss. But Nora doesn’t laugh, she cant help but smile to herself, touched by how much she must mean to Felix.
“Your welcome Felix.” She whispers, but he doesn’t hear.
So yeah… thats chapter 1 of my unamed book novel thing. It needs to be a bit longer so I will update you if I add anything