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  Just_A_Tree  |  20

Write a fictional book about a society with telekinetic powers and the ability to communicate with their minds, due to a device implanted at birth. The devices are all connected, and allows for communication through thought. They did this to a point that the sound of voices began to irritate them, and eventually reactions to voices grew much worse. So it is now law that no person shall ever speak out loud. Speaking is punishable by banishment from society, or even in some cases, death. There's no cars, no phones. Whenever you come into contact with someone, you can speak into their mind. Cars are replaced by flying ships, that move with elegance. This society runs in nearly complete perfection. Except for those who can't afford to be implanted at birth. The silence is deafening, maddening. You've never understood what true fear, frustration, and insanity is until you've lived in complete silence with no easy communication with those around you for fear of banishment, or worse...

I'd read that book.

  Just_A_Tree  |  20

No... That's only the set up. You create an entirely new world. How great and captivating a book is can usually be connected to the complexity of the world created. For example, Harry Potter, the wizarding world was very intricately built, little details were created with care, it added to the experience.

I merely gave the foundation, the framework, walls and even interior design are up to whoever writes it.

And then there's plot, and character development.

To be honest, I thought up the world in a matter of minutes, that's just how I am at 2am. But after reading it, I have already started thinking of the story to go with it. It's a good one.

  Rababco  |  29

#65 You need to write that book or at least get someone else to write it. That's a really good idea. Maybe the main character doesn't have telepathic abilities so the only way he/she can communicate is through speech. Maybe instead of being telepathic abilities he/she has some other superhuman ability. Unfortunately, it's forbidden so he/she either can't communicate or he/she is endanger of being exiled or killed. Maybe he/she are exiled or escape when they're about to be executed. He/she finds another society that communicates through speech like himself/herself rather than telepathically.

  Ichiya  |  29

If the stuff you are studying is boring enough to put you to sleep, you need to change something. I find reading about my chosen field very interesting.


I always keep some Neil gaiman books on hand for these situations. Or you can try some philosophy books. Or if you are like me and are immune to nightmares, watch some Stephen king movies, it's fun to get freaked out while stoned.

  ElizaWy  |  25

@3 - Oh, it's possible. I've had chronic insomnia since birth. It's why I completely gave up on sleeping pills. Laying paralyzed but awake is gut-wrenching.

  Enslaved  |  36

I had bad Insomnia at one point in my life for over three years. My body was dead tired but my mind was alert and too busy to sleep.
I was lucky-- Camille-tea and a good exercise/diet program helped me. I know it doesn't work for everyone but it did in my case.

By  truesarrif  |  33

I'm gonna get downvoted LOL.. but by the overwhelming your life sucks votes to YDI votes. I see the majority of FML users are "pot friendly" I say YDI.