Friday, April 21, 2006

Bat Sex and Otter Self-Lovin'

Our trip to the zoo was an eye opening experience. Sure, I've watched National Geographic, but this was a bit much. Luckily my babes are young and more interested in poo than the naughty bits of animals. But...it got me thinking. Has there been a romance novel in a zoo? What about a YA? Because YA walks the line, you need innuendo to keep them reading, but no deed so their parents don't sue. I could plot out a zoo YA right now...summer camp counsellors, she's volunteering as punishment for shoplifting, he's trying to make next years college aps look good so he can earn a scholarship, he thinks she's a spoiled brat (true), she thinks he's a brute (not), and whenever the two of them are at an exhibit together the animals go at it. Phew. Had to get that out. Back to my pregnant former stripper secretly dating her best friends five times divorced dad. No, she's not the heroine.

2 comments:

Karen Erickson said...

Uh, love that idea for a YA! You should definitely consider it, put it on the back burner, whatever. Lots of fodder at the zoo - went a few years ago and the male elephant's you know what was draggin' on the ground. Yikes!!! I couldn't believe how big that thing was.

You're the 3rd blogger I've read who has gone to the zoo. It's zoo season! I'm a blog stalker this afternoon. I need to go outside and do something. I'm also rambling.

Take care!

Stacy Dawn said...

We went to the zoo today too. We have the yearly pass because it is near my father-in-laws place so I've had a story idea in my head for a while. When I actually get a chance to write it, I plan to try to get some behind the scenes tours for research purposes...can't wait!