Thursday, May 3, 2012

Bathroom Monologue: “You can kill someone with a needle?” -Lian Hearn’s Kaede in Across the Nightingale Floor

-Drive it into the throat or jugular. Surely everyone thinks of that one.

-Drive the needle through the ear canal and into the brain.

-Puncture the balloon the target is riding in and let target plummet to the earth.

-Puncture a perfectly normal balloon behind them (pending heart condition).

-Puncture inhaler and instigate anything (pending asthma).

-Dip into poison. Poke.

-Trick the target into swallowing the needle. It hardly needs to make it that far, but it passes into the bowels you could get a high-score.

-Trick the target into joining you for a lovely meal on the upper floor of the Space Needle in Seattle, Washington. Push the target off the Space Needle in Seattle, Washington.

-Affix the needle to a slender rod and shoot it at the target from a bow.

-Place the needle in an appropriately-sized blowgun and shoot it at the target.

-Throw it:


  1. As I was reading, that truly dreadful song '50 Ways to Leave Your Lover', wedged itself into my head. I am not grateful for the earworm, but did enjoy this post.

  2. All great tips! Not that I'd any of that advice...

  3. Can't you also insert it between vertebrae in the neck and get the job done silently and quickly?


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