Sunday, May 2, 2010

Standing on tiptoe, reaching for an idea...

Toenails.

Huh.

*taps fingers, stares at feet*

Tippy-tippy toenails.

*crickets*

Well, I do have toenails. They are currently pink. Kind of a peachy, dark pink that goes fairly well with my white sandals and my black sandals, and passably well with my brown sandals. (I don't wear the brown ones much anyway.)

I'm thinking of going dark red on the toes next time. You know, that really, really dark red that almost looks black? Like blood spilled on asphalt.

Hmm. Blood on asphalt...blood on asphalt...or maybe blood on dark stone pavers in the backyard of a NYC brownstone? Yeah, that could work.

Or blood spreading in a growing, irregular circle on the bodice of a white sundress, dripping onto the pavers...near an outdoor pond...with a fake grotto!

Yeah, that's it. And a body half-in, half-out of the small, cave-like indentation in the rock wall. The sounds of the party inside are muffled by the artificial waterfall, and...

Never mind toenails. I have a scene to write!

(Thanks for the random blog idea, Tawna!)

12 comments:

Karla Nellenbach said...

Mine are that blood red/black color! Always gives me great ideas...especially when i add stripes into the mix ;)

Tawna Fenske said...

Have you considered therapy?

Tawna

Linda G. said...

Karla -- Stripes? Haven't tried that yet. Who knows what kind of ideas THAT would give me...;)

Tawna -- What? And ruin my, um, creativity? Besides, it WAS your idea.

Deborah said...
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Deborah said...

Bwaahaaahaa! Love it, Linda. Be careful, I can see the wheels spinning in Tawna's head as she tries to come up with something you can't (or won't *eg*) write about...

Cynthia Reese said...

Oh, Linda. Don't you know? That naughty Tawna is trying to get you in trouble again!

And now I've gotta read that scene! Gimme!

Linda G. said...

Deb -- She might have a little trouble coming up with something I absolutely won't write about. I she can TRY, but... ;)

Cynthia -- LOL! Wait, you mean Tawna wasn't SERIOUS about a toenail post? Aren't we ALL doing toenail posts today??

Linda G. said...

P.S. to Cynthia -- I'm afraid the scene wouldn't make much sense out of context. I wouldn't want you to get the wrong idea about my really-quite-demure mc. *blinks innocently*

Indigo said...

No wonder they think writers are an eccentric bunch. I imagine like me, you wouldn't change a thing. (Hugs)Indigo

Linda G. said...

Indigo -- Wait...you mean not everyone looks at their toenails and thinks of bleeding bodies? Huh.

Yeah, I guess writers ARE an eccentric bunch. And, nope, wouldn't change it. :)

out of the wordwork said...

Linda: I knew there was something very interesting about you when I first started reading your blog. Toenails to blood. Yup. Don't change the way you think, girl. It's way too fascinating!
Nelsa

Linda G. said...

Thanks, Nelsa! I think. *grin*

But, really, my fiction is pretty lighthearted. You can bank on there being a humorous twist to any of the blood you find in my books.

(Okay, that MAY have made me sound even weirder...)