‘Everything he knows about writing’ is an Apparently a Writer blog series, where I am posting my way through the 600 writing topics listed in John Marsden’s book Everything I know About Writing. Find the explanatory post here, and all posts in the series here. Topics 1-93 fall under the category “Quickies”.
The observant/quick clickers amongst you will notice that I accidentally published the draft for #5, minus content, before I had even published #4. Lesson in tabbed browsing that one. You should all now have #4, and here is #5 properly done 🙂
#5 – Give five ways of stopping a plane when its breaks have failed.
- Use another plane to drop specially trained parachutists on it. One parachute will land them on the plane. They will be carrying another plane-parachute to attach the the fuselage, and deploy a third parachute when they jump back off the plane. The plane will then drop all fuel, lose its wings and float on down.The plane-parachutes and ejectable wings may only be in prototype….but shhh it’s a secret.
- Drop ALOT of jelly (jello) in a river. Keep all children away as salty jelly may scar them for life.
- Design a special runway addition to be deployed in such situations which basically consists of huge, controlled air thrusters like in that Coca Cola commercial x 1000.
- Send out a huge cushioned platform on wheels which the plane will need to precisely hit at just the right angle and speed to create substitute wheels
- Send in Iron Man.
Ok yes, I have Iron Man on the brain because I saw Iron Man 3 having not seen any Iron Man movies before and LOVED it.
Also, I think after my exceptionally creative responses 1-4, I deserve a bit of sexy Robert Downey Junior asssistance 😛