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lucid119

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It only looks like he's dead...
« on: October 30, 2008, 01:17:15 PM »

I'm writing a young (12-14) y/a, and I need to have a teenager fight back when someone tries to kill her.  There should be some blood and she should believe her attacker is dead (though he's not), but she doesn't stick around to find out.  (I think fondly of Hitchcock's DIAL M FOR MURDER, but  the Grace Kelly character in the film actually did kill her attacker by plunging a scissors in his back.) Any ideas?  Thanks!
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Re: It only looks like he's dead...
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2008, 03:07:46 PM »

Hi Lucid 119

Aluminum baseball bat?  Field hockey stick?  Golf club?  Discus?  Hammer (as in familiar carpenter's or as in hammer throw from track & field)?  Any applied firmly to the head could knock the attacker out and produce more than some blood (head wounds bleed like crazy!  Lots of capillaries under the skin.)  If she hits him in the face, she could break his nose (again causing generous bleeding) and maybe knock him out or at least stun him enough that she could escape.

Hope this helps.

Dave
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Re: It only looks like he's dead...
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2008, 11:09:17 AM »

Dave,

Thanks so much for all the ideas! 
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Re: It only looks like he's dead...
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2014, 12:50:50 PM »

I'm not sure if you decided yet, but you could break someone's nose, with a lot of blood that surely can make even the toughest guy pass out.   :)
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