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15 March 2005 @ 10:06 am
Slightly Spooked  
Have you ever written something, re-read it after a day or so, and then started to wonder:"Where on earth did that come from? That's so decidedly mean, I can't be the person who did that!"

Here's what I'm talking about:





Shortly after the accident, Clarkson's wife had sent Christian a thank you card to his private address. A well-meant but ill-advised pastell-coloured nightmare with saccharine angels. Thank you, Dr. Troy, for being a guardian angel in this time of need. We will include you in our prayers. Words in a very neat, very traditional women's handwriting. Green ink on lavender paper. He had stared at the whole atrocity for nearly a minute, then torn it and thrown it into the disposal bin under the kitchen sink, wondering if Sean had ever gotten any cards like this for the pro bono crap he was doing. If really so, he'd probably keep them in a wooden cigar box in his bedroom locker, taking them out from time to time and getting a hard one. No such thing as playing the good Samaritan once in a while.
 
 
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Cavendishcavendish on March 15th, 2005 09:40 am (UTC)
Hi there :-)

>I can't be the person who did that!

Face it: You are not different form the rest of us and deep down in side you enjoy being mean from time to time ;-)). (At least in fiction ;-) )

>Green ink on lavender paper.

ouch, that hurts the eye. I really liked this detail. But you should check the grammar in the next sentence ...

But it is a neat piece of writing. The two men do like each other, don't they?

Why don't you also post the two clippings you have sent to me? At least the short one? :-)

And I am really looking toward the whole thing, when ready. :-)

Frank
Karenquiller77 on March 15th, 2005 05:45 pm (UTC)
That was wickedly funny. :-)
I am sometimes amazed at how dark and twisted my writing can get. Certainly, my hubby would be shocked, but he rarely reads my stories.

(nb: pastel only has one 'l'; omit 'really'; do you mean hard-on?)


Out of curiosity, is this a short story, novel? Something else?
Bimobimo on March 17th, 2005 08:15 am (UTC)
That was wickedly funny. :-)

Glad you enjoyed :-)

I am sometimes amazed at how dark and twisted my writing can get. Certainly, my hubby would be shocked, but he rarely reads my stories

Thinking about it, I guess, it's pretty strange who reads (or gets to read) our work, and who doesn't... For example, I've always been hesitant about handing any of my stories to my dad. The guy loves TV and movies; knowing his tastes, I don't think he would be shocked by anything I could possibly come up with. However , I feel that in most cases he'd totally miss the finer points of my writing, since he is very much into straight , action-oriented plotlines and clear-cut protagonists, and doesn't share my obsession with inner worlds and microcosms .


(nb: pastel only has one 'l'; omit 'really

Thanks for the catch! I'll keep that in mind for the edited version. You are *so* right about that "really" :-)

do you mean hard-on?

If "hard-on" is the correct slang term for describing a certain part of the male anatomy changing its state due to some kind of mental or physical stimulation, then yes ;-)

Sometimes I wish these kinds of things were listed in my dictionaries...

Out of curiosity, is this a short story, novel? Something else?

It's a fanfiction story, based on a strange but rather addictive series called Nip/Tuck about two plastic surgeons in Miami. The show walks a very fine line between medical drama, soap opera, crime show, intense high quality drama and satire. It's quite a bit like a roller coaster ride. One second you get an absolutely hilarious over-the-top comedy moment, the next the most heart-wrenching , cruel and serious depiction of a deteriorating marriage I've ever seen on TV.

Right now, I'm hoping to write the story in a way that resembles the actual episodes. Medium length, different plotlines woven into one big "master plot", a classic 5 act structure, about 45 minutes of reading time.

Given my current writing speed, we'll probably have May before everything is finished ;-)
Karenquiller77 on March 17th, 2005 03:40 pm (UTC)
Yes, hard-on is the term you want. And it is in my new dictionary (Canadian Oxford), which has way more slang than I thought dictionaries had. (Oh the possibilities for Scrabble.)

rather addictive series called Nip/Tuck about two plastic surgeons
Ah. That explains why I don't know about it. I never seem to get downstairs to watch TV, since my office is upstairs, and then we only get two channels so we might not even get it. :-)

Good luck with the story. It can be challenging to weave in different plot lines. But fun.