obituaries

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Written on Tuesday, October 21, 2008 by haleigh

How's this for weird? In my WIP, the heroine google's the hero's name in an attempt to figure out more information about him. The first hit on google (in the story), is an obituary, which of course, raises a whole host of new questions (no, he's not a ghost :).

So I'm sitting here trying to figure out how much information she would get and how quickly. Would the headline say where he was supposedly killed (a key piece of information)? Or by whom (another important bit). Would she have to click on the article or just read the snippet on the search page.....

So, for inspiration, I googled the hero's name. What do you know, the first hit on google is an obituary, of a Marine on leave from Iraq (the hero is a former Marine, "killed" in Iraq). I don't want to make light of someone's death, but how weird is that?

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5 Comments

  1. Jessica |

    Okay, that is crazy weird! Who would guess that? LOL gives me prickles.

     
  2. haleigh |

    Isn't it creepy? lol.

     
  3. Kelly Krysten |

    Huh...is that life imitating art or the other way around? That really is strange. And I'm not sure if that could be interpreted as a good sign or a bad sign... Then again, it's probably what I usually think about weird things. It doesn't mean anything. Still creepy.lol.

     
  4. haleigh |

    Hi Kelly! It is strange! But like you, I don't put a lot of stock in weird stuff, but it still made me stare cross-eyed at my screen for a minute :)

     
  5. Anonymous |

    Wow, that's really interesting! Are you going to change the character's name now?

     

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