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The shoes didn't fit. It was an omen.













Tuesday, April 10, 2012

A to Z Challenge, Day 7: I is for Ick Factor!

Have you ever met a guy that just gave you the creepy-crawlies all over? Well, here are three that give Lila the total ick factor. When I thought about Max’s sidekicks, I thought Texas Chain Saw Massacre.  ***shrugs*** Remember those creepy peeps?

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My eyes went from Max to his best man, Jasper Gips, nicknamed Coon, and his shiny balding head. It gleamed under the lights. Long, stringy strands of hair touched his collar. All ten of them. I flared my nostrils in disgust and hoped no one noticed. You should’ve kept your Buccaneers ball cap on.

Thank God, the usual tobacco wad that poked out of his cheek was gone. No Slurpee cup at his side to spit in. He smiled and showed off a black hole. Dressing up didn’t help him at all.

 

Coon spit tobacco into a Slurpee cup. Jimmy Hurley stood next to him, gawking. Max and his pals called him Cockroach. The nickname suited him. The rims of his eyes were always red and so were his nose holes. He was skinny and sick-looking, and he twitched a lot. The only thing missing were his bug feelers.

Vinnie stood on the other side of Cockroach and puckered his lips into a kiss at me.

Grody. DISCLAIMER: No one may use any the written content. This belongs to Shelly Arkon.

28 comments:

  1. As young adults my husband and I went to see the original TX chainsaw massacre. I could only watch half of it, I was terrified. But my macho husband actually got sick at his stomach.

    An ick experience.

    Teresa

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    1. Yes. Terrifying. In fact, when I finally watched it it was in my house. It made me pace in front of the television.

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  2. I have to agree on the Texas Chainsaw, creepy feeling. There is also something creepy about seeing pics of Charles Mason too.

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    1. Yeah. Charles Manson is an other-worldly-creepy-kind.

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  3. Yeah, LOL, those are 2 keepers for sure. Even their names match.

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    1. Claire:

      What should we keep them in? Tupperware? A coffin, perhaps?

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  4. LOL yeah there is sure an ick factor to the texas chainsaw massacre, real life crazies like that are quite ick too..haha

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    1. I live in Pasco Co., Florida. The ick factor on men here is quite high.

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  5. We think you went out of your way to make these guys revolting...

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    1. What makes you think that, Scarlett and James?

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  6. Just the name Cockroach gaves me the heebeejeebees.

    welcome to me

    yummy stuff

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    1. Thank you for coming by today, Ruth.

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  7. Those are definitely repulsive characters.

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    1. Golden: Yup. Repulsive. Very repulsive all through the novel, too.

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  8. Ick pretty much says it. It feels like reading Mickey Spillane.

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  9. Shelly,
    Yeah, "grody" is the right word! Yuck! Good descriptions.

    Characters like that are fun to create.

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    1. Charmaine:

      Thanks for coming by. It's always great to get feedback form your peers.

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  11. Great icky excerpts.

    I have two icky characters in my current WIP. It's both fun and gross writing them.

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    1. Medeia: It is rather fun making up these guys.

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  12. Ewe, grody is right. Awesome job making us feel that!

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  13. Ewwwwwwww! Vividly described, and definitely grody.

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse, co-host of the 2012 #atozchallenge! Twitter: @AprilA2Z

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  14. These characters definitely fit the bill, Shelly! Beyond ick!

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