I really like the question “What if?” I’ve always found it a
lot of fun to imagine what would have happened if one little thing had changed.
What if the plot to kill Hitler had worked? (World War II would have ended much
earlier. America would not have dropped the atomic bomb on Japan. There would
have been no Cold War.) What if the first photon torpedo had destroyed the
Death Star? (Luke never would have become a Jedi Knight, and the Rebellion
would ultimately have lost.) What if Transformers had not been made into a movie?
(My life would be terrible.)
Well, with that in mind, I’d like to propose a game. Take
the title of a book, then delete, move and/or change one letter, and give me the new plot. Example:
The Hanger Games
24 children are chosen to enter an arena
where they must duel each other with wooden coat hangers.
Harry Potter has to run really fast all the
time for no reason.
Bella moves to Forks, WA where she encounters a
group of sinister but really good-looking tie salespeople.
Give me your best/most ridiculous book titles and plots!
— Jack, STACKS Staffer