It's time for the Insecure Writers Support Group post of the month.
This month's question is, "What is the strangest thing you've had to research to write your story?"
Taser guns. In one of my stories, the criminal used a taser gun to knock someone out. The little plastics tags that were released after it was fired held the clue to the identity of the bad guy. Did you know one little tag can identify the place the weapon was made and the person who purchased it? I didn't know until I researched it. And now you know, too!
Now for a story:
My son was sitting in his class listening to his teacher drone on and on. He was about to fall asleep when something caught his attention. A noise overhead. Something was shuffling around in the ceiling space above him.
He looked up and noticed a hole in the ceiling. Why it was there, I do not know. But two seconds later, the shuffling thing fell out of it. Guess what it was? A rat!
Needless to say, mayhem and chaos ensued following the rat's drop-in! I'm not sure exactly what happened to that rat, but it sure livened things up a bit. I have to wonder what else might be hiding in that school's ceiling!
Wow! Bet that class was permanently disrupted for the rest of the day. And the school got many parent calls.ReplyDelete
I wonder about the parent calls. We would not have know if our kids didn't tell us.Delete
Happy November and IWSG week, dear friend!
Thanks for sharing what you have learned about taser guns. I was not aware that they are so traceable. It's creepy that Bubba had a rat gnawing at the ceiling above him at school. It's a good thing it didn't land on his head or go down the blouse of the girl seated in front of him. :) I vaguely recall a bird flying in the window of my classroom when I was a boy, but Bubba's story tops mine. :)
Enjoy the rest of your week, dear friend Sherry!
Thanks, Shady. Same to you.Delete
I once had a mouse running around the classroom while I was teaching students, tons of screaming which made principal burst into the room looking at me like I was a bad teacher LOL until I explained to her she was a bad principal for allowing mice in the school.ReplyDelete
What an experience for your son and not a pleasant one at that.ReplyDelete
Yes. Not fun.Delete
Eeek! How old is he? Because, while the class would have gone crazy, 6th-9th grades would go a whole 'nother level of crazy at that. You really don't want to know what critters live on school campuses.ReplyDelete
He's 15. The class thought it was funny.Delete
OMG,I would have been screaming! I didn't know that tidbit but did learn too much about guns when I handled a case awhile ago.ReplyDelete
I would not have wanted it to drop on me, that's for sure!Delete
And Mr. Rat said," Where do you think I come from, the ceiling?"ReplyDelete
Never knew they had a tag.ReplyDelete
lmao well that class was done for the day.
If the rat episode doesn't have the makings of a good story I don't know what does.ReplyDelete
I'm sure I can fit it somewhere in a story!Delete
I had to research taser guns, too!ReplyDelete
I can only image the pandemonium that rat caused.
Interesting. Two of us researching taser guns. :)Delete
I'm thinking of that poor teacher amid the chaos! What a scene. You must write that into one of your books.ReplyDelete
Yes, I’d have to look that up too. Would never be any good at detective or police stories!ReplyDelete
I don't exactly think like a criminal, so I have to look up everything when it comes to things like that.Delete
Yikes, that's horrible. So sorry that happened, but no doubt everyone was awake in the class after that.ReplyDelete
Oh my! I bet your son didn't get much focused learning in after that rat dropped in!ReplyDelete
No. I think not much learning went on after that little episode.Delete
aww...horrible...rat fall down from school ceiling is a good story to start...may be.ReplyDelete
Haha! I think I can weave it into a story.Delete
Oh I couldn’t go back into that room again. I’d be terrified another rat would drop out of the ceiling.ReplyDelete
I wouldn't go back into the school!Delete
We need to sue that rat for dropping in like that!ReplyDelete
Thank you, your article is very goodReplyDelete
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