Imagine There’s No Fiction

With heartfelt apologies to John Lennon for this and many, many other musical transgressions. My karaoke version of ‘Eleanor Rigby’ leaps to mind. So, so sorry.


Imagine there’s no fiction

Impossible to try

Only hell below us

Above us only sky

Imagine all the people illiterate and unversed


Imagine there’s no novels

Impossible to do

Nothing to stay up late for

No short stories too

Imagine all the people living life so small, you


You may say that’s a nightmare

But it’s not the only one

Every genre, scene, and sequel

Unimagined or penned by anyone


Imagine no crime thrillers

No cozy sleuths or romance

No need for arcs or setting

No inciting circumstance

Imagine all the people, bored, twiddling their thumbs, you


You may say I’m creative

But I’m not the only one

Give up on imagination

And the world will soon be done


Imagine there’s no fiction. What would that look like?


Author: Becky Clark

I write mysteries with humor and spend my free time attempting to rid my clothing of dog hair. My new book FICTION CAN BE MURDER, the first in the Mystery Writer's series, was out April 2018.

12 thoughts on “Imagine There’s No Fiction”

  1. Nothing against my nonfiction peeps, but c’mon… without fiction I see a black and white dystopian landscape. Dirt smudged children begging in the street for one story about a fat little toy bear and his hunny pot. One boy wizard to take their minds off their hungry bellies and brains…..


  2. Becky how funny – The Girl and I were discussing the new Harry Potter (about which she has serious reservations after reading some of the reviews), and she specifically singled out Winnie the Pooh and Harry Potter as the two literary creations that defined her childhood. 🙂


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