If I had to describe myself, it would be in a word that has many meanings with a complexity which falls off the tongue.
A word made up of many elements, is deceptive in appearance, and creates an illusion from the imagination.
My word would be Phantasmagoric. ~Summer Ross

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

What is scary?

How about two small children and science fair projects! That my bloggie friends is scary. This year I helped my 6 year old complete her project called "Hot Ice" Wow what a trick! Believe it or not baking soda + Vinegar makes a very overflowing combo.

 How do I apply this to writing? well simple: experience makes a writer just as much as anything else. Perhaps one day this will be found in a book or short story or even a poem!


I can see it now...The hero attempting to make Sodium acetate trihydrate in the middle of a battle, or perhaps s/he is curious what can happen with baking soda and vinegar? Or maybe s/he wants to get even with some? 
(Enter evil laugh here.)  ahem...sorry my imagination runs away with me sometimes.

19 comments:

Stina Lindenblatt said...

My husband uses baking soda and vinegar to clear the sink drain. My kids get a kick out of it every time. :)

DL Hammons said...

UGH! Science projects. You just brought back some decidely depressing memories. :)

Justine Dell said...

I love science projects! My daughter hasn't gotten to do any yet, but I'm looking forward to it!

~JD

Demitria said...

I remeber my science project days...mine were all pretty lame though. No bubbly explosions. I did one that involved how long gum sticks to various objects...tested it on the carpet too, though that wasn't stricly part of the project.

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Carolyn V. said...

Hee hee. Science projects rock. My kids love to build the sandbox up to look like a volcano and add the baking soda and vinegar. The nice thing is I can use the hose to clean it up. =)

Elena Solodow said...

That's a scene I'd like to read!

Janet Johnson said...

Science projects with 2 kids would be scary!

And Millicent Min, Girl Genius (by Lisa Yee) uses a similar piece of information. Lots of fun!

B.E.T. said...

Or maybe you could even make a child chemist as a protagonist in a short story where the fate of the world lies in her science fair project of genius, then at the last minute, the hero Mom comes in and saves the day!

Maybe that's too based in real life...but regardless, sounds like it was fun! :)

Jules said...

LOL, and it is a great drain cleaner. I wondered what you project was. I loved science in school. :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Talli Roland said...

Yay for science projects! I love how you brought this post around to writing.

Roland D. Yeomans said...

My science projects always turned into nightmares. I have that kind of luck with physics and objects -- like Wiley E. Coyote!

You're right, Summer. If the reader can relate to the horror in the story by some common trait of humanity interwowen in it, you will get them every time. Roland

Carol Riggs said...

Haha. You are SO much a writer, always thinking of new story ideas!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

No, no! I like the last one. Go for it.

Clarissa Draper said...

Yes, scary! Sometimes I write those experiences in my books! If we live the events, we write the events with more conviction.
CD

Old Kitty said...

I so wanna try this now!! Thank you!! Awwww good luck at the science fair!! Take care
x

Lynda Young said...

baking soda + Vinegar also makes a great non toxic cleaning agent ;)
Science projects are always fun.

Cleverly Inked said...

Aww I bet you had fun none the less

Melissa said...

That's awesome! I really want to do this myself!

Draven Ames said...

Too cute. I love doing these types of things with my kids. I dream of a time when I can spend more time on these things. You may not use it in a book, but it will forever be a part of your children's backstory. The good news is, they won't skim past it.

Draven ames

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