What's Wrong with this Picture?

I was going through my pictures from last week’s retreat with my fellow writers when I came across this one. I didn’t notice it when I snapped the pic, but my bud Alexandra Sokoloff, ordinarily so beautiful, looks a little . . . octopus-like, doesn’t she? It took me a minute to realize she was not alone on that slender walkway above the pond. That’s Mary Kay Andrews walking behind her. They were showing off their sense of balance to the rest of us chickens. It was a lovely break from writing and brainstorming!



  1. Laurie on November 9, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    Aren’t you glad you looked at this picture right away? Could you imagine coming across a shot like this months or even years later? It would have driven you nuts! I hope pictures like this help you to remember just how much you love what you do and how much your readers appreciate you!

  2. Diane Landy on November 10, 2011 at 5:58 am


  3. Gail on November 10, 2011 at 6:01 am

    Great shot! This would be impossible to do if you tried!!

  4. Margo on November 10, 2011 at 7:42 am

    How incredible that you were able to get a photo like that! Amazing!!!!

  5. Woody Parker on November 10, 2011 at 8:58 am

    You could not have done better if you had tried…great shot!

  6. Pamela on November 10, 2011 at 9:40 am

    That’s hysterical. It reminds me of the SNL skit with Kristen Wiig when she wears the little baby doll arms on their Lawrence Welk spoof.

  7. Alexandra Sokoloff on November 10, 2011 at 11:53 am

    Hilarious! I wouldn’t have known at all – MK was RIGHT behind me!

  8. Margaret Maron on November 12, 2011 at 11:05 am

    I was the chicken who couldn’t walk across. Extreme vertigo. So these two show-offs were demonstrating how unscary it was. And the Weymouth ghost is watching from the window, chuckling.

  9. Diane Chamberlain on November 12, 2011 at 11:18 am

    You were not the only chicken, Margaret. Some risks are not worth taking. (But wouldn’t it have been memorable if we’d tried and one or both of us had fallen in? Would have made a great story. )

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