I've been writing bits and pieces of The Weredeer from the ground up, but it's time to go in and start marrying the new parts to the old. It's a delicate operation, like a prose transplant.
Before I started, I went out for a walk to get my creative juices flowing. Unfortunately, I passed the Baptist church and their sign says "Whatever the question, Jesus is the answer," and I spent the rest of the walk coming up with questions to which Jesus is not actually the answer. Such as, "What is that smell?"
Yeah, that is a dangerous thing to put up on a marquee. Here's hoping your head can clear enough for the operation.
The church down the street from me has a sign that says "Advance. Conquer. Rule." Apparently the local Korean Baptists are done with the whole passive thing, and are ready to stab me in the eye with a decorative fork with a plastic handle carved into the shape of you-know-who.
Who do I go to for porn? Who will change the oil on my truck? Why are balls round? What makes a car go?
Yeah, I see a problem with the logic on that billboard.
Aaron--the operation seems to be working. I'm just a smidgen into chapter one and I've probably added 1,000 words already. I really underwrote this book--it's in desperate need of description!
Jeremy--I think I would keep an eye on that church. It sounds as though they're planning something that probably involves flaming torches and angry chanting.
Jamie--Who ate the last piece of cake? Does this look infected? What time does the movie start? Who was that guy they arrested for DUI last week?
"Who was that guy that did the awesome Shrek and Friends topiary in the yard last year?"
Wait, that one kind of works.
lol, I've always suspected topiary probably requires divine powers.
I'm hungry. Is there anything to eat?
Transplant a little Jesus into your prose. It'll feel much better.
The perfect excuse... Why did I just eat a creme egg before tea? Jesus made me do it.
Carrie--"Are these revisions any good?" Jesus! You're right!
Cate--"Why do I keep slipping on my diet and have to keep restarting it?" Jesus!
Maybe we should all go round and collect the sayings on the church boards. I'm guessing you could put them together nicely to create a story - or a huge bonfire ;c)
Ha! A story from church billboards--that's a very intriguing idea! Of course it would have to be titled "Makes One Weak" or something (since the churches around here seem fond of the "seven days without prayer makes one weak" message.
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