Tuesday, 20 August 2019

A Question About Talking Monkeys

"Don't these talking monkeys know that Eden has enough to go around?" - Right in TwoTool

I have a serious question.

What is it about us humans that you find is stupid?
Yes, that's it. That's my question. I'm sharpening the dialogue in my novel-in-progress, PARASITE CROP, and one of the main characters has issues with the human race. In particular, in the way they treat each other, the planet, and animals. So that's why I'm asking you what makes us so dumb? 
It could be anything. Perhaps it's our attitude towards something, or the way we insist in queuing for everything. Is it our obsessions or possessions? Could it be about your selfish neighbour who comes home late and always slams their frontdoor? Or is it that we don't have thick hair around our necks and so must grab a scarf come winter? Are there any additions to the human anatomy you think could be a credible evolutionary step? Do you think technology has stolen common sense and we rely too heavily on the calculator in our pocket or the reversing sensors on our vehicles? How about that some of us need glasses, and others kidney transplants? Tell me anything. Tell me a story. Give me some fuel with which my characters can throw on the flames...
I've said this before: I'll be sure to mention you in the acknowledgments when the book is complete. And that's a promise.

By the way, I must thank you for the spike in TERROR THREADS sales - after my last email about short stories, some of you grabbed a paperback or an ebook. Nice one, guys! Also, a big shout to all who sent birthday wishes. Seriously, you ALL rock!

As always, thanks for your time in reading this, and I look forward to hearing why you think us humans, us talking monkeys, are dumb.

Your friendly author-guy from the UK.