the big bang theory of fiction

The “Muppet Morsels” glosses on my DVDs of The Muppet Show are sometimes only loosely related to the episode, so it’s hard to remember where this one came from.

I paraphrase: “every skit ends with either an explosion or a digestion.”

I.e., something blows up, or somebody gets eaten.

This could be generally applicable to all fiction.

Boom! Nom nom nom.

Books would be a lot more fun if it was literal.

Elizabeth and Darcy marry–and a giant sheep eats Lady Catherine De Burgh!

Moby Dick explodes!

David Copperfield turns into a zombie and eats everyone!

Your suggestions?

Happy Friday!

About Victoria Janssen

Victoria Janssen [she, her] currently writes cozy space opera for Kalikoi. The novella series A Place of Refuge begins with Finding Refuge: Telepathic warrior Talia Avi, genius engineer Miki Boudreaux, and augmented soldier Faigin Balfour fought the fascist Federated Colonies for ten years, following the charismatic dissenter Jon Churchill. Then Jon disappeared, Talia was thought dead, and Miki and Faigin struggled to take Jon’s place and stay alive. When the FC is unexpectedly upended, Talia is reunited with her friends and they are given sanctuary on the enigmatic planet Refuge. The trio of former guerillas strive to recover from lifetimes of trauma, build new lives on a planet with endless horizons, and forge tender new connections with each other.
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2 Responses to the big bang theory of fiction

  1. charleneteglia says:

    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Then it exploded.

    Must see if I can work more booms and noms into this book. Clearly this is what I am missing!

  2. Victoria Janssen says:

    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Then it exploded.

    Then they ate it. The end. *heh*

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