It’s amazing how historical events shape present-day culture. One example being Thanksgiving. Are writers taking full advantage of historical inspiration for fiction narratives?
The above picture is from the animated movie Free Birds. I felt it was appropriate because it was a humorous take on Thanksgiving. The turkeys hijack a time machine and travel back to the original Thanksgiving. Their goal? To take turkey off the menu!
This simple film had me thinking about the endless possibilities we have with fiction. There is a lot of lost opportunity here. What about fiction based around Christmas and even Easter? I love to ask the question “What if?” With these two words you reveal a universe of possibilities.
What historical narratives would you like to see fictionalized?
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