Well, guess what – it’s a real condition. No joke, I didn’t make it up.
A couple days ago I finally remembered to google “explosion inside head” to see if I could find out if anyone else has had an experience similar to one I’ve had a few times. Turns out I’m not alone. Enough other people have reported the phenomenon that someone gave it a name. And an appropriate name it is.
As a writer, I can envision quite an array of possible story lines filtering down as fall-out from an exploding head. Good ideas can come from anywhere, but I think real life is the best source. If a concept isn’t rooted in reality, it’s not going to seem viable to the reader.
In fiction, though, it would be so much more fun if I could figure out how to get the head to actually explode…