Shrimp Boil 2021
My shrimp boil was a success. As a matter of fact—as I sit here in bed, smugly, wearing my boxer briefs and writing this… I’m still basking in the wonderful after-glow of a spicy, shrimpy, potatie… sausagey, smorgasbord of low country boiling magic—known as The Shrimp Boil 2021.
The Watch, a new series. My review.
Dear, “The Watch.” I wanted to like you. God knows I did. I’m a big fan of Terry Pratchett, and in particular The Watch book series. But damn…
Pictures from Shrimp Boil 2021
Chapter 12. The Taming of the Fallen.
I’ve been on this Chapter for awhile now. It’s been a little tricky. A lot of exposition has come up in this chapter, and as a writer you have to be careful with exposition. Exposition can be evil (but more likely, just plain boring). If you’re not a writer and you don’t know what exposition is? Wikipedia says: ‘In fiction, An information dump (or “infodump”) is a large drop of information by the author to provide background he or she deems necessary to continue the plot. This is ill-advised in narrative and is even worse when used in dialogue. There are cases where an information dump can work but in many instances, it slows down the plot or breaks immersion for the readers.’ That’s what the mightiest knowledge base on the web says. Exposition. The Watch, spends time showing you a character’s back story, only so they can be killed 20 minutes later in what is supposed to be an emotional moment. It doesn’t work. Exposition. Use it wisely Skywalker. Remember that age old rule Joseph… Show, Don’t Tell. If you can’t show it, damn’t, at least make it interesting. Words for any man to live by.
Boiling point reached. The prince threw his right hand at the last underling. Drusila flew across the room, sailed through the door and stopped abruptly on the stone wall outside. Her body decomposed rapidly into an effigy of thorns and roses. Drusila was no more. The Hench-gals went quiet.
“You see what you made me do?”—he studied the human—“Pull his pants down.”
They quietly did as ordered and whipped his pants down to his knees. Scott was not wearing underwear, his body was firm and strangely glistened with oil. He had the tattoo of a decorative chain that ran around his waist. Mistakes had been made. Many fingers traced the tattoo with hushed envy.
Asmodeus smiled. “Good, this one is already half-way there. Throw him in the circle of Snapping Geese. It’s always a favorite, and then maybe later the bouncy-castle orgy room.”
“I like the bouncy-castle.” December whispered to Fae.
The remaining underlings picked Scott up like a bag of limbs and hauled him out of the room and down the hall.
They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions… the hallways were another story. They were cruel. Long, twisty, dark and uncomfortable; lined in cobblestones and antiqued in blood. Another product of Hell, and it meant, another form of torture to the damned, and plantar fasciitis to the regulars.
Back at it.
OK, time to fess up. I got this recipe from https://realhousemoms.com/shrimp-boil/ Yes, real house moms can make a tasty sexy shrimp boil. The secret is in the timing. Throw the potatoes and onions in, wait 10 mins, throw the corn in… or throw the sausage in… wait 7 mins… throw the blah blah blah in. Well, just read the recipe. Never have I been so thankful for the stopwatch app on my phone. Yes I have a timer like the rest of the world!!! I just wanted to look cool while throwing things in a pot of boiling stuff.
And soon it was done! Shrimp Boil! Yeah!!!
Oh! and M, https://herwritinghaven.com. The next time I try the chicken experiment again, I will be trying your recipe. Thank you for sharing! And to Amy Turner, https://amyturner4us.wixsite.com/storyteller, you are a gal that knows your flour! Thank you both for your comments during my time of fried chicken crisis.
Peace, Love and Redemption.