"Transient global amnesia is a sudden, temporary episode of memory loss that can't be attributed to a more common neurological condition, such as epilepsy or stroke.
During an episode of transient global amnesia, your recall of recent events simply vanishes, so you can't remember where you are or how you got there. You may also draw a blank when asked to remember things that happened a day, a month or even a year ago. With transient global amnesia, you do remember who you are, and recognize the people you know well, but that doesn't make your memory loss any less disturbing. Fortunately, transient global amnesia is rare, seemingly harmless and unlikely to happen again. Episodes are usually short-lived, and afterward your memory is fine."
If you're interested in this challenge, more details about the condition can be found here: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/transient-global-amnesia/DS01022
It's sudden, has no known cause, and resolves spontaneously in 24 to 48 hours. During that period, the sufferer's short-term memory is also shot - think "Dory" from "Finding Nemo".
This is a real condition, and a fanfic writer's dream! It can be dramatic (Shawn loses his memory when being chased by bad guys), revealing (demonstrates his innate skillsof observation/deduction/shooting a weapon in front of Lassiter), or humorous ("DORY "- need I say more?). I just want to see what people come up with!
The Mayo clinic site has good basic information about the condition, but you can always google it and find out more. Hope someone takes up my challenge!
Shawn Spencer shows up in strange town. A town that claims to be haunted. He has no way to contact any of his friends or family. Too make matters worse people are dropping like flies, making the idea of the town being haunted an all to possible concept. Shawn might be the only who can figure out what is going on.
There's just one little problem....
...He cant remember anything.
*Response to "A Case of Transient Global Amnesia" challenge by Kerravon.
Characters: Gus, Henry, Juliet, Karen, Lassiter, Other, Shawn
Genres: Action/Adventure, General, Humor
Challenges: A Case of Transient global amnesia, 99 Episode Challenge
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 3454 Read Count: 2125
Shawn has always used his quick wit and eidetic memory to get out of a jam or even solve crimes.
Suddenly, it's forgotten. In an instant he can lose the last hour and sometimes longer periods of his life without reason.
How will Shawn deal with revealing this distressing disorder, or will it reveal itself in the worst ways possible?
In response to A Case of Transient global amnesia Challenge for kerravon
Categories: Pre-season, Season, Alternate Universe
Characters: Buzz, Gus, Henry, Juliet, Karen, Lassiter, Shawn
Genres: Angst, Drama, Hurt/Comfort
Challenges: A Case of Transient global amnesia
Chapters: 8 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 10228 Read Count: 4435