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Alternative Realities, Writing

Writing challenge – What if WE were the ones discovered?


Oooooh, scary.

I must admit that I haven’t looked very hard but this is something that has been tickling the back of my brain for a while. As I’ve said in previous posts, my brain doesn’t stop coming up with ideas for stories, games and what ifs?

What if WE were the ones to be discovered in 1492? What if the Aztecs, Mayans, Incas or any of the other American Indian tribes came across the atlantic and discovered us?

What if they were the ones with gunpowder, good armour and we were the ones still using bronze or stone-age weaponry? How would this affect the development of the world as we know it? First off they land on Eire. Then, using that as a staging post they discover Wales, England and Scotland. Finally they discover Europe.

Oooooooh! How about the Roman Empire was still ruling and, because of this and some other reasons I’m sure you’ll be able to make up, they have stayed at that level of technology ever since?

Get writing and, when you’ve finished, I’d love to see your story!

About mattsylvester

Father of two beautiful daughters and married to the beautiful Karen, Matthew has been reading and writing fantasy and science fiction since he first read the Hobbit at the age of 7. Matthew was Features Editor, Technical Consultant and regular columnist for magazines such as ‘Fighters’, ‘Combat’, ‘TKD & Korean Martial Arts’ and ‘Traditional Karate’. These are the four leading martial arts magazines in the United Kingdom. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed 'Practical Taekwondo: Back to the Roots', which has been sold around the world. With regard to his martial arts background he has been studying martial arts since 1991. In 1995 he hosted Professor Rick Clark of the ADK and since then has been studying pressure points and their uses in the martial arts and on the street (initially as a Special Constable and as a Door Supervisor). All of this practical hands-on experience means that he is uniquely placed to write fight scenes that are not only plausible but some of which are based on personal or anecdotal experience. Matthew has had a number of short stories published by Fringe Works, KnightWatch Press, Anderfam Press and Emby Press.


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