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Hello! I’m Kirsty Logan, a writer of novels and short stories. My books are Things We Say In The Dark, The Gloaming, The Gracekeepers, A Portable Shelter, and The Rental Heart & Other Fairytales.

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Kirsty Logan

Hello! I’m Kirsty Logan, a writer of novels and short stories. My books are Things We Say In The Dark, The Gloaming, The Gracekeepers, A Portable Shelter, and The Rental Heart & Other Fairytales.

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A Novel Grocery List

16th Jul 2011 in Writing

A while ago, Vinyl Poetry asked me to take part in their Grocery List project. At that point I was beginning to make notes for my second novel, Rust and Stardust, and so here is my list:

Grocery List

What’s the grocery list for your current project?

6 responses to “A Novel Grocery List”

  1. Dawn. says:

    That’s a wonderful idea. I’m going to make a grocery list for my novella now.

  2. Jill Widner says:

    It’s a great idea.I made a list of sounds I would if I could include in a recording of a reading, but they would have to come up unexpectedly:
    a struck match
    a shovel digging, hitting rock
    a squeaking screen door, opening and closing
    three kinds of footsteps, bare feet, rubber slippers,leather shoe soles.
    a water plant being dragged across a surface of water
    the pop of a water plant pod
    water lapping a river wall
    shell chimes

  3. Kirsty Logan says:

    Dawn, do send me the grocery list for your novella – I’d love to read it.

    Jill, this is a beautiful list. I wish I’d thought of a list of sounds, such a great idea. I’ve never heard the pop of a water plant pod, but I’d like to hear it.

  4. Jessica says:

    This is a great idea – I’m going to give this a try for my next story 🙂

  5. Jill Widner says:

    Thanks, Kirsty. Have you ever popped a pod on a piece of kelp?

  6. Dawn. says:

    Thanks Kirsty! Here’s what I’ve got so far:

    A Novella Grocery List
    + polygamy
    + a funeral
    + a wedding
    + a suicide
    + red tea
    + Japanese beer
    + raw honey
    + cotton panties
    + prairie dresses
    + formaldehyde
    + tire swings
    + hand-stitched suits
    + 12-gauge shotguns
    + pinewood pews
    + Truth or Dare
    + lakewater
    + bare feet
    + sing-alongs
    + pieces of a broken guitar
    + hypergraphia

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