My last few posts have been lectures on common typos, which are annoying. However, once in a while a typo, while still inducing laughter, can also inspire one to wonder....what if?
Ah the magical phrase that means a new inspiration! Or, not quite so positive, a plot distracting plot bunny. But either way a more positive reaction than usual.
The first was what looked like possibly an auto-correct of science fiction into silence fiction. At first, given the source of the typo (I will not name and shame, but it was a newsletter listing publishers with open submissions), I thought it was an actual genre (maybe très littéraire). But I really like the idea of a genre called Silence Fiction... someone should invent it.
Then the hysterically funny but astonishingly frequent rouge wolves that plague werewolf stories. I found myself imagining some sort of burlesque werewolf troupe... I want to write that. Keep an eye on my Wattpad account, I just may tackle that after Prince of the Stable as one of my twisted fairy/folk tales.
Have you come across a typo that made you smile and hmm, and ask, What if?