So I'm writing on Saturday afternoon and my phone beeps. I click open the text message to read:
Hey, we're watching this show about a lady who murdered some woman and made her husband dispose of the body. He built a fire around the body and then encompassed the fire with roofing tin and that was enough to cremate the body. The tin made it hot enough to ash the body.
To someone who hasn't read my manuscript.
But to a Crit Partner? It solves the problem we were having of how to cremate a body in the winter when you don't want to build a HUMONGOUS fire that will draw unwanted people from afar.
I'm not in the habit of burning bodies. I don't live where it snows. Ever. In fact, I don't even ski. So I'm not snow saavy in the least.
I love my Crit Girls for so many reasons. This is just one of them. How many people will text message you on a random afternoon when watching a crime show because they came up with a solution to a small problem in your WIP? I have two that will and do. They're worth more than gold.
Now, if someone I know disappears and the cops are desperate to pin it on someone, I might have a problem if they check my text messages. But you guys will vouge for me, right? Right?
What about you - what's the weirdest text message you've ever received?
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