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What’s Life Like In A Perfect World?

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It seems as though I have been doing more research on What Line lately than actually writing it. You learn a lot when you research though and sometimes you learn more than you want to know!

Each character in my story has his or her own personality, quirks, identity, and I hold the key to making them each what I want! Wouldn’t that be great in real life? I mean to be able to manipulate anyone just by the typing of a sentence! Some people would not stand a chance when I got to their name. Others, I could probably take a lesson from and learn something if I tried to.

Lets take your children for one instance. There would be no more tantrums, no disrespect, no whining! They would be the most helpful, sweet, caring little people in the world. Their beds would be made, toys picked up, chores done with a smile and they would even be great students – all the time!

Your husband – wife – significant other – well lets just say – there would be no problems. Think what you could do. Ladies – the toilet seat would always be down, no toothpaste or little hairs in the sink, and the trash would be taken out on a regular basis. You would have fresh flowers daily, showered with gifts, and help in the kitchen after dinner. The remote would be in your hand and you could finally watch a show in its entirety instead of bits and pieces of seven or eight various ones including a ballgame or two.

Now to be fair to the men – there would be no more  long discussions on subjects you don’t know or care about. You could watch those ballgames without interruption and you know you really like to watch bits and pieces of shows. The trash would already be taken out when you got home in the evening. How? You don’t know and don’t care. The point is it was done and you aren’t being bothered when all you want to do is relax!

Your friends would be of the greatest concept you can think of. They know when to be there and when to stay away. You are the topic of their discussions and held in high esteem to each and every one of them. They run errands for you if needed and chauffeur you children back and forth from school and other activities with their own. They are already going in that direction, so why not. What could be easier.

Your family is there for you and never argues or has anything better to do than to be built in babysitters with no unkind word about your children – but remember, you made those children little angels in the first paragraph, so what unkind word could there be?

To be able to manipulate the world around us might be ok for awhile, perhaps even fun, but I think I would rather take each day one at a time and take the problems and the good stuff in stride. With a perfect world with no conflict or problems we may find it’s not as perfect as we thought it would be.

Just thinking,



Three copies will be given out! Yes, I said 3!

Please remember to add your comment under Where Oh Where Is This Storyline Going Now? – Comments Please! You must add a comment to be eligible to win.

I want to thank everyone for their interest because since I posted that essay I have had many new followers and likes on my blog – just not many comments – except from family – which I appreciate very much, but you do know that family can’t win. Right? Sorry! 😦  Keep those comments coming though because its great to have family behind me!

I am also going to extend the deadline to May 24, 2013. That will give you two extra weeks to get your copy of Crossing The Line to read so you can form an opinion and make your comment. Yay!



About Elle Knowles

Elle Knowles lives in the Florida Panhandle with her husband and off-at-college-most-of-the-time son. She has four daughters, one son, and eleven beautiful grandchildren. 'Crossing the Line' is her first novel. The sequel 'What Line' is a work in progress. Recently published is Coffee-Drunk Or Blind - a nonfiction story of homesteading in the Alaska wilderness with her parents and four siblings, told through letters by her mother and remembered accounts from the family.

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