ON WRITING

“It’s very easy to quit during the first ten years of writing. Nobody cares whether you write or not, and it’s very hard to write when nobody cares one way or the other. You can’t get fired if you don’t write, and most of the time you don’t get rewarded if you do. But don’t quit.” Andre Dubus

Monday, 31 October 2011

Elizabeth Mueller's Darkspell launch - October 31 - SPOOKFESTA - "If I had all the magic in the world, I would..."


To celebrate the publication of Elizabeth Mueller's novel, Darkspell, on October 31 (groovy timing!) I'm helping spread the word by joining Elizabeth's Darkspell Launch Spookfesta.


All I have to do is finish a sentence and post a photo:

As Elizabeth says: I'd love to christen Darkspell by brewing up an online "If I had all the magic in the world, I'd ..." spookfesta. On Halloween day and just for fun, post a photograph of *what you'd do with your magic, and share with me what you'd do if you discovered that you had all the magic in the world at your fingertips. Create world peace? Turn the ocean into ice cream? Fly to the moon? The universe is the limit--oops, actually, there are no limits.


So, here is my entry. Well, it's a bit of a no brainer, right? We'd all love a bit of that magic, er, money the often-corrupt 'fat cats' have but use for their own self gratification. We all think we'd be different if we were in their shoes and would actually bring about change, wouldn't we? Well, we'd like to try and today Elizabeth has given us the opportunity to change the world - with magic.

So..."If I had all the magic in the world, I'd...feed all the hungry in the world, give them comfortable homes and pay off everyone's mortgages before the banks reclaim them. Then I'd set up governments that actually practised democracy so we didn't fall down the abyss of shame again. While I was at it, I'd wave my magic wand so all disease would disappear from earth and revive the degraded and poisoned soil and oceans so the world population could enjoy a long and happy life. Because everyone has their needs met, that aggressive gene will be recessed and world peace can be achieved. We will all live in harmony, putting aside our racial, religious and political differences." 

With thanks to FreakinNews.com.
Not that I'm saying it's up to America to feed/change the world,
but this is the best pic I found that says what I want...
Wouldn't that be a strange world? Am I an impossible dreamer?
I'm glad Elizabeth has such a powerful magic wand. I've been waiting such a long time to wave it around! Thanks Elizabeth and may your Darkspell weave its magic over all of us...

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. The same wherever we come from!
  • Even if you're not participating in Elizabeth/s blogfest, in the comments, tell us what you would do if you had all the magic in the world...please...what have I missed out?







19 comments:

  1. What would I do with all the magic in the world....that is something I would have to give some very serious thought to. The world you have created with your magic sounds like a wonderful place to inhabit.
    Happy Samhain/Halloween to you and yours!

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  2. That was such a great, thoughtful answer that I fear I can't top it.
    If I did have all the magic in the world, though, I suppose I'd do all those things... then I'd carve off all my excess flab, I'd finish my novel, I'd make sure my kids don't fall in with a bad crowd and get good marks in school, I'd make sure my Mom lived forever and I'd probably do something evil to my ex.
    Your ideas are so much nicer.
    Congrats and best wishes to Elizabeth!

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  3. Ann: Happy Halloween to you and yours too!

    Cathy: You are such a practical lassie! I forgot about the excess flab and it's too late for my mum but yes, there's so many things that could be better!

    Denise

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  4. I love your answer. It makes me feel that it can be real. Someday. One day, it will!

    Thank you for your awesomeness!

    Happy Halloween!


    ♥.•*¨Elizabeth¨*•.♥

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  5. That would be amazing, wouldn't it? Sigh... I'd give a Kindle to everyone.

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  6. Oh, I love magic! I would read books before the author pens them!

    But seriously, I'd get a Kindle!

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  7. Loved your answers. I told Michael di Gesu I'd reestablish the year of Jubilee. I will wave the wand again and make the burning of fossil fuels illegal throughout the world and promote renewable energy. This would solve many problems all by itself.
    Nancy
    N. R. Williams, Fantasy Author

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  8. Why didn't I think of giving everyone a kindle?

    Denise

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  9. If only magic worked that way. it doesn't even work that way in books. In novels, people may have powers, but it doesn't help solve everything because people are still people.

    Good luck to Elizabeth!

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  10. Theresa, did you have to burst my magic bubble?

    Denise

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  11. Hi, Denise,

    We you and I seem to be on the same wavelength. I want to rid the world of all disease:physical and mental.

    I LOVE that you are a dreamer, because so am I....

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  12. And we're not the only ones, as John Lennon would say Michael.

    Denise

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  13. You are a true humanitarian Denise :)

    I didn't participate in this - I kinda forgot with so many other things going on. But . .

    If I had all the magic in the world; I'd end war. That's just something I don't get.

    .......dhole

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  14. Hi,

    You deserve World honour just for your magic wish, but wishes are just that, vain hope of better things to come!

    Unfortunately, I'm like Donna, War is pointless! As history shows us, events have propensity to repeat themselves in cycles, and for once powerful entities to become impoverished.

    Famine and poverty are inevitable as nature surges and recedes, i.e, desertification and rising waters from tempests!

    We, humans, are the problem on this planet! We have certain animal instincts, but don't live by the code of animal hierarchy in natural cull of the strongest and fittest. It's only in our nature to kill in times of war, except murderers, therefore the planets resources are waning fast as we will continue to kill it slowly day by day. ;)

    best
    F

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  15. That's a lovely idea for your magic!

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  16. Your dreams of magic are awesome! Quick, someone give Denise some magic!

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  17. I think you hit on the big ones!I would make everyone nice to each other so there was no more prejudiced people or bullying.

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