Monday, June 25, 2007

Monday Poetry

No poem to share today, but I thought I'd share a section from my WIP, Accidentally Were? I laugh every time I read it.


Nothing makes your pride and conceit flail like a half inflated balloon farting its way across a room, than to realize you’re facing the father of the woman who only met a week ago yet knocked up and haven’t made plans to marry.





I'm sure there's supposed to be some more punctuation in there somewhere ...

EDIT: Good Lord, I went searching for pictures of a balloon -- a sweet innocent little balloon -- and found out there is a whole fetish world to balloons I never knew about -- I swear, I'm going to stop looking for images soon, every time I do, I come across some new, slightly disturbing sexual fetish!

10 comments:

Lisa Andel said...

Okay, now I've got balloons, farting balloons and balloon fetishes in my head. (Balloon fetishes? Do I even want to know?)

I lead too sheltered a life. *sigh*

Rhian / Crowwoman said...

i've been waiting months and months and MONTHS for this story and you give us a paragraph?!?
Wicked woman.

Anne Douglas said...

Close to getting it finished now, hope to have it finished by the end of the week :)

Lisa, I'm with you, I keep finding out about these weird and wonderful fetishes - I guess balloons go along with the whole rubber/plastic fetish thing. I think I'm going to just take it as given that there is going to be a fetish for everything!

Dewey said...

Ha ha, that situation surely would deflate anyone. How does she know she's pregnant after a week, though?

Anne Douglas said...

It's a paranormal comedy, Dewey, there's all this big woo-woo magic stuff that happens. When I try tell people about it I end up waffling a bit and they look at me weird, then I get them to read it and their all "ooh, thats funny" so hopefully that means when you read it makes sense and makes people laugh. I'm having a laugh writing it - be prepared for excessive amounts of puns and lots of bad hyperbole :)

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Neat imagery, Anne! (and no comma after than; if you need punctuation help, give a yell.)

The set-up's got a TON of potential!

Emily Veinglory said...

...that one took a little parsing.

julia said...

Hey - a delicious appetizer just leaves us wanting more. Good to hear about the balloon fetish - I like knowing there's still a bunch of stuff I know nothing about.

Michelle Cary said...

Balloon fetishes, huh? I don't even want to know, cause if I find out, I'll never be able to look at my kids balloon's the same way again.

BTW...nice paragraph, but when does the book come out?

Anne Douglas said...

Give new meaning to those party boxes with the balloons and the helium bottle in them, doesn't it...

As for the ms, well, I'm close to finishing it, which then means I have to edit the heck out of it, then send it off to my editor.