Story Question: Yum?
What is a food your character has never tried and why? For economy, geography, an undeveloped palate or another reason? Upon eating that food for the very first time, what unexpected memory could be prompted, and how could that recollection influence what the character chooses to do next?
xo Laurel Leigh
Actually, in the book I’m working on (a children’s middle grade) the protagonists – twins, brother and sister – loathe liver even though they’ve never tried it. I wrote that into the story, but removed it when I realized the detail didn’t serve the story. Still, it was important to me to discover that about them.
Aren’t we humans funny about food? The lollypop gives me the creeps because all I see is a sugar rush followed by a CRASH in my blood sugar level and no energy for the rest of the day! 🙂
I love in Coraline where Neil Gaimon has the dad make all these dishes that sound truly delicious and ambitious, but of course Coraline hates “recipes.” And yes, sugar is very very very bad (said eating dry sugary cereal without milk).
I can’t write to this prompt. I’m too busy staring at those collagen-poofed lips. Good thing, too. I’ve got to finish my critique for Dogpatch! 🙂
LOL, I’m not sure whether to lick the lollipop or those lips–so maybe both. Ditto on finishing my notes for the Dogpatch. Thanks for stopping by and I hope your day is off to a great start.
I hear you… 😉
In the end, I went for the lollipop.