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    Most unusual / bizarre ways to die

    Discussion in 'Writing Prompts' started by S Raven, Mar 17, 2014.

    I'm working on my first novel. One of my friends wish to be a character in the book and to die at the end.

    I'm wondering what's the most bizarre way that someone can perish is?

    Share your ideas with me.
     
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    Well what is an idea of plot, setting...it's hard to give you ideas if your story is set in the stone age and tell you to get smashed by a printing press.
     
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    It's set in modern times. It's a zombie apocalypse type of thing.
     
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    While riding my unicycle away from a horde of zombies that just ate my pet giraffe, I raised my face to the heavens and screamed, "Why, Mr Rogers! Why?"

    At the same time a dirt dauber that had stolen a pickle from the state fair lost its hold on the ex-cucumber and it fell into my screaming mouth. I began to choke.

    A man riding a coin operated horsey ride outside of the supermarket was watching this spectacle not realizing that his husband was having anaphylactic shock from shrimp sauce that had gotten on his corndog and died.
     
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    Garball your avatar is missing whatever drugs you are on.

    Here is a link to a good one: Go to Youtube and search Jason X Frozen Head Smash Kill.
     
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    Ouch. That's got to hurt!
     
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    I suggest the character being locked in a dark room and tortured to death by an automatic ball launcher/thrower filling the room with tennis balls so as to suffocate/crush them.
     
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    Being accidentally killed during a family get-together lawn darts competition is also an option.
     
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    Dropped in a pool full of angry sea bass with lasers attached to their heads!
     
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    Suicide by hand-cranked meat grinder.

    (with a nod to cartoonist Gahan Wilson)
     
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    While looking down the front end of his rifle to figure out why it won't fire, he unmindfully walks off a pier. After nearly drowning, he reaches shore and scrapes his toe on a rusty bucket and gets tetanus and dies.
     
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    The Darwin Awards (Google it - there's plenty of reading matter on the subject) is a great place to start. All the stupidly bizarre deaths end up there, and the near misses too. Will never forget the one about the guy who tied balloons full of helium to a rocking-chair, hoping to fly like Disney's Up ... Priceless. That they are all true, well fact being weirder than fiction and all that. :)
     
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    Thanks for some great ideas. You have great imagination.
     
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    Don't count on it. Many are urban legend. One or two may actually be true.
     
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    Probably true, but that doesn't matter in this case.
     
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    I recall once seeing a book on this topic: "The Darwin Awards Next Evolution: Chlorinating the Gene Pool." It's a bit ghoulish--I only read a few of the examples of silly deaths.
     

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