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    Linda Adams

      I went to critique group last night and discovered that someone had dropped a Molotov Cocktail in the area. Thankfully, the guy didn’t know what he was doing, but the food court was pretty well shut down. McDonald’s was even closed.


        Oh Wow. never thought writing was so dangerous. Mind you some critiques I’ve seen (not on FM I might add) might warrent some form of violence.

        Now, did you stick around and take notes?


          One thing you have to be ready for when using a writing group is flame wars! :P

          But in seriousness, gosh that’s scary. All the best!



            Hope everyone was okay.

            (Okay, cynical thought: No loss the closing of McDonalds. Sorry, I had to say it.)

            I agree though, flames wars do appear at times when dealing with some Critiques. Especially when someone gets their shorts in a knot.

            Did any detective offer good notes?


              So glad to hear that didn’t turn into the nightmare it so easily could have!

              I’m with the others in wondering — did you take notes to use in a story later?


                I’m glad it happened prior to your meeting.


                Gives new meaning to Night of Writing Dangerously. Glad nobody was hurt. Maybe this is fodder for a story?

                Linda Adams

                  We outlasted most everyone there — it was almost 10 by the time we left.

                  And I’m always watching for opportunities for things to use in a story. Maybe I could turn this into a magic Molotov Cocktail. Hmm…

                  Wandering Author

                    That seems more than a little extreme. I don’t particularly like malls, but I just stay away from them. I don’t feel any need to attack them. It’s a good thing he managed to mess up (although I’m not sure how you can avoid igniting gasoline when you have a lit fuse) because that could have been a real horror show.

                    At least you managed to stick it out and maybe get some notes for a story. And, best of all, none of you were hurt.

                    J.A. Marlow

                      Wow, that’s a new risk of going to a writer’s group! Not one I want to see repeated around the world, mind you. We have enough going on in our heads already, we don’t need things like this to add to it. :P

                      J.A. Marlow
                      The String Weavers, Salmon Run, Redpoint One series.

                      Writer alter-ego of Dreamers Cove

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