That Escalated Quickly
This week Sami and Lila have the blog. We’re going to talk about times, either in books or real life, that a situation escalated from normal to insane.
Here’s an example to get us started:
Lila to her friends: “Hey landscape architect friends, we’re having our house appraised, can you come help us make the crappy yard nice?”
I did not realize that asking someone who loves plants and landscaping to do something simple is like asking an author to sum up a whole book in three sentences–not going to happen. An author will give you ten pages of summary and a landscape architect will keep five people up all night and in less than 18 hour turn your crappy yard into this:
(and yes, we actually dug up all the weeds and Bermuda grass, taking it down to bare soil before planting and mulching.)
This is a PG version of what we’re going to be talking about–from here on our we’re going to discuss the sex or action scenes we’ve written where things got slightly out of hand. Like when you want to write a simple kinky scene with some handcuffs and you end up with half the vegetable drawer used as sex toys, or that action scene where you end up killing off half the characters and the world is suddenly in danger of total annihilation.