OKAY, perhaps you know, or you should know, that one of the reasons I wrote HIDE was because I have my own memory issues… have my own memory issues… see, what I mean. 😉 I’ve always felt there must be huge population of us soon-to-be-forgetting individuals that struggle with it daily and SO I decided to write a character that has these same traits but figures out a way to raise his position in life because of it. Thus, alien story, obvious, right?
I GUESS I felt memory issues are permanent and predetermines the victim to a life of “what’s your name again?” (and thus the other participant’s rolling eyes in response). But if a jolt to the hippocampus is all it takes, then I am breaking out the 9 volt as we speak! I used to be duped by older brothers with the peanut butter on the 9 volt and preceded to lick it (yes, like a dog) as if I was going to find the center of the Tootsie Roll Pop. I’m now planning on bringing back the fun in order to jump start my memory. Sans peanut butter. Unless that works.
THE ONLY QUESTION is “can I get a 9 volt onto my hippocampus?” Nope, new question, “where the heck is the hippocampus?”