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Stranger Than Fiction (#2)

March 10, 2009

I’m going to do something unusual for today’s installment of “Stranger Than Fiction”. That is, I’m going to ask you to look below the jump for the subject matter. It’s a little … uh … sensitive.

The man who made the 911 call said he had placed a sex toy over a saber saw blade, and then used the power tool on his partner, but the blade cut through the plastic and injured the woman.

The victim, a 27-year-old woman, was reportedly injured and bleeding. She was later flown to Prince George’s hospital center by Maryland State Police helicopter.

Looks like Tarantino missed one in Reservoir Dogs. He’s got nothing on southern Maryland.

More to the point, though at what point does it fail to occur to someone that ….

(Decker! Can I get a little help here?)

How many drugs were involved in this episode? And what kind?

I mean ….

You know ….

Really, what the hell? How are we supposed to tell interesting and enlightening stories when this is the reality occurring around us? What is the driving conflict of this scene? How many pages would you spend kicking around the psychological conflicts of the next level in orgone technology?

(Oh, hey … where’s Thompkins?)

I’m not asking anyone to write that scene. Frankly, I just don’t think it would be fair. To the other, I do have an idea for a future conference, the Stranger Than Fiction Rogue Workshop, in which we get a small group of conferees and sit around for hours trying to write a scene that is actually stranger than reality.

Anyone? Anyone?

–bd

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One comment

  1. Well, love hurts and lust stings.



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