Have you ever noticed how things seem to occur in clumps?
In the book world, these clumps are called hot trends. Like wizards, vampires, chick lit.
In life, it's more the little things.
Yesterday, I got a haircut. Three or four people I email with also either got their hair cut yesterday or within a day or two either way and had friends who were also getting haircuts in this same timeframe. None of us had mentioned it to each other before.
I've also heard this phenomenon called global consciousness or group consciousness.
Have you experienced this or noticed it happening to others or in a different way?
And how would you handle this kind of thing in fiction? I don't know if it could work. Maybe the readers would think it was too coincidental and would never happen the way we wrote it.
Or maybe we could write about a group who was studying it. Hmmm . . . maybe that will become my next WIP.
Don't steal it :)