Belated Q & A

Okay — so I’ve shirked long enough, time to answer the questions from this week’s story prompt. Sorry for the delay – I was just FOCUSING ON MY FREAKING ROUGH DRAFT.

El Capitan -What do you think will be the next big manufactured craze? Like pomegranates or acai berry. I believe it will be walnuts.

Walnuts are a strong possibility – but I’m telling you right now, it’s going to be jodhpurs. Twelve year-old girls just strutting around, society and morals be damned.

Nila – You know those tabby things that fill the holes of input/output thingies on your device or phone or whatever? Yeah, those are pretty nifty, don’t you think? Sometimes I wish they had those sorts of things for human orifices…

Well, they do. Pacifiers, butt plugs, nose plugs, blindfolds — and though I shudder to think, but I’m guessing there’s some sort of device that plugs up your plumbing completely, for fun and profit.  I personally kind of hate putting covers and cases on my technology — my phone deserves to be NAKED and PROUD.

Jason – How bout a story about this time you got tagged? http://jasondegray.wordpress.com/2012/04/01/tagged/

ERG. So many questions — so much work — so….lazy…..zzzzz…….

Rebecca – You need to write a story about soft shell crab sandwiches. (with the little legs hanging out of the bun)

That is horrifying.I’m imagining the little legs wriggling as I bite down — quickly flashing the crab sign language for “Help” and “Pain”  and “God” over and over and over. You are a monster, madam.

Marisa – What mythological beast – assuming it could speak – do you think you would find it most challenging to write dialog for and why?

As already discussed — it wouldn’t be Minotaurs. I have like 8 notebooks crammed full of sparkling dialogue about horn care and maze-related metaphors.

I’m going to have to go with Medusa. I just wouldn’t be able to resist making each tendril of her snake-hair a separate character. That would be conservatively 40 different voices all vying for dialogue  — a Cowboy Snake, a Sleepy Snake, a Snake with Crippling Depression, a Snake that Speaks only in Haiku — it goes on. It would be a sort of literary blackhole from which I would never emerge.

Thanks for the questions everybody!

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