"It's no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense."
- Mark Twain
- Mark Twain
I'd like to know what a cadaver is doing lying around outside of Walmart!? I thought the 'shop 'til you drop' saying was just that, a saying.cinisajoy said:One seen on a news channel's Facebook
"Woman tries to steal tv from Walmart, robs corpse."
Yes, while she was running away from walmart, she ran across a body, stopped and stole the guy's wallet.
Was it on Black Friday?jlmarten said:I'd like to know what a cadaver is doing lying around outside of Walmart!? I thought the 'shop 'til you drop' saying was just that, a saying.
I wonder if this is the same story that happened last week. One of the guys I work with told me last Monday that a friend of his and her husband turned up missing. She was a contestant on a Food Network show. She worked as a caterer on movie sets. Her husband worked as a key grip. He was supposed to show up in L.A. on a set and never did. She was supposed to show up in New Orleans on a set and never did.Peter Spenser said:A while back one of our fellow Cafe people spoke about how she was doing better now, but had endured one affliction after another for months. We all wished her well and I commented that, if someone had put all of it into a book, an editor would have made the author take half of it out as too unbelievable.
Well, here's another one, on the USA Today website:
Human remains found in stove may be 'Food Network' star
You know, it dawned on me years ago but I'm still brought up short whenever I strikes me again: there is nothing that you as a writer can think of---no matter how outrageous---as plot, or happening, or occurrence, or character, that has not already existed somewhere, somewhen, to someone. All we as authors can do is attempt to make it---that thing, that character---seem plausible within the work in which we place it.
But think up something completely new? I think not.
That's the one. "Bizarre" seems like too tame a word here.Jason Eric Pryor said:I wonder if this is the same story that happened last week.
Yes. I hear this kind of thing and it's bad. But in this case, because I know a guy that was close friends with her, it makes me angry. Mainly because I can see how it affect the ones that knew her. Everyone says that her laugh was infectious and that she was super kind to everyone. That, plus the fact she was pregnant makes this story heart-breaking. I didn't know her, but I know some of her friends. They're really torn up over all of this. The guy that did this isn't human. He's a monster.Peter Spenser said:That's the one. "Bizarre" seems like too tame a word here.
You mean it took them two days to realize that there was a guy laying there whose wallet was just waiting to be robbed?cinisajoy said:There is a hill beside that walmart. The poor guy had gotten drunk and fell down said hill two days before.