Monday, August 11, 2008

At the Zoo

What can a writer learn from the zoo?

Repetition instantly makes a story.

One snake alone would be cool. But two snakes? Then you start making up a plot for them. Are they brothers? Sisters? Friends? Enemies pretending to be friends? Guards? Models? An old married couple? The snake mafia?

This guy is thinking about all the possibilites:

If only they'd give me a laptop....

*Pictures taken by my daughter at the National Zoo, Washington D.C.


  1. I love it! I think we can learn things wherever we are. We just have to have our eyes open and be ready to learn.

  2. How cute. The Meerkat Chronicles...

  3. haha! great fotos and
    commentary, sara!

  4. What great pics...that first one looks like a set of eyes. That's where my mind went with a story.

    Your daughter's an impressive photographer.

  5. Oh, yeah, jules. She takes great photos. I'm going to see if I can't pry a few more out of her!

  6. Ooh, that helped me decide: we're going there on Sunday. We haven't been since January, when it was freezing.


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