At first, I thought about skipping the topic this week. I didn’t have time to think about what I’d invent if I were stuck or stranded on an island. For the heck of it, I began writing and came up with typical ideas, except for one of them. Since this is a short post, I included a couple ideas. Welcome to week nine in the 52-Week Blog Challenge.
Week 9: What I would invent if I were stuck on an island
Yeah, about that…
I’d like to know what you’d invent if you were stuck on an island.
The chance of me being out on a boat by myself is nil. I’ll assume I’m not alone on this warm and lush island. We’re here because of a shipwreck, not a day at the beach. Preferably, one of the other survivors is tall, dark, and handsome. Okay, scratch the cliché. ❤ Everyone would have to pitch in to brainstorm and invent what we didn’t already have at our disposal. Teamwork is mandatory. Haha, yeah, right.
Right off the top of my head I’d say we’d need a water filter/ purifier if we were surrounded by salt water. If it wasn’t salt water, I’d like a filter anyway.
I’d need to invent tools for writing. If stranded, I’d have to write about it.
I wouldn’t be able to kill an animal or fish, for food. Someone else can. You might say it depended on how hungry I’d get. A snake is altogether different. I cringe at the word snake.
For my protection and sanity, I’d have to invent a snake barrier. I wouldn’t stop there. Oh, no. I’d have to get around to search for food and resources, so I’d invent some kind of bubble or barrier around me to feel safe while trekking through the interior of the island.
How far-fetched is a snake barrier?
A snake barrier, water, food, and shelter would be a priority. After living on the island for an undetermined amount of time, I’d know more of what I, or we, needed to invent.
However, other than a ship or boat, the most important thing for survival, would be to invent a telephone or a source of communication to contact someone to get us off the freaking island. On the other hand, if we enjoy being stranded on said island, I’d say scratch the communication invention for a while to concentrate on surviving and having a good time. <Insert above cliché here.>
I couldn’t help but think of Gilligan’s Island and The Blue Lagoon. Did you?
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By the way, dear reader… What would you invent if you were stuck on an island?
While waiting for edits to come back on Cowboy Boss and his Destiny, I’m still deep into revisions (another book) and updating back matter in all my books. It’ll take me time to get around to read other posts. I can’t wait to see how other participants handled this topic.
Enjoy your weekend. Stay safe.
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