As I sat with huge pupils in the exam room at my optometrist’s office my fiction writing mind went to work on a potential situation for a book.

Could someone use the “stuff” that made pupils dilate to see better at night and thus maybe be able to commit a crime or whatever?

When the Doctor came back in the room, I got the nerve to ask him(I’m still insecure about proclaiming I’m a writer). I prefaced my question with this disclaimer, “I write fiction and I was wondering if…”

He went on to explain in great detail (my eyes glazed over) about the pupil and how it works. After explaining, he stopped and said, “You said you like fishing?”

Yes, I like night vision while I fish.

One time I caught this fish that spanned further than my outstretched arms.

Like I said, I write fiction.