The Jaws Conundrum

This post might ramble a little bit, but that’s how weekend posts work. My parents visited during the week, and they brought my brother with them. I haven’t seen him for a while and it was nice to spend some time together.

They’re having car troubles and their tiny hometown doesn’t offer the options that Boise does. They got the stupid thing diagnosed, but have to come back next week to get the work done. Unfortunately, all of this happened, and will happen, on days I have to work.

I can’t take any credit for this one, but my brother had a cool analogy and I wanted to share it with all of you. Basically, the Covid Crisis is Jaws.

Chief Brody wanted to close the beaches and keep everyone safe until he could sort out the shark and restore the natural order.

Mayor Larry was worried about the economy. He was willing to sacrifice a tourist or two to preserve the summer economy and keep the locals fed all winter.

Obviously, the shark played the role of the virus in this analogy. Basically, we have to choose whether we are team Brody or team Larry.

It’s probably late in the game for this analogy, but I thought it was clever and wanted to share it with you guys.

In other news, I had the house to myself today. I never kept count, but I added a couple thousand words to Lunar Boogie. It was mostly fun stuff between Lizzie and the hat and kind of became a slice of life. The banter came out good, it has some decent humorous bits, and I’m pleased with it.

The next section will involve another brutal murder and I intend to ramp up the personal tension for Lizzie. This one has a side character and it’s about time for him to meet up with Lizzie, too.

About all I could manage during the week was to send off a section of Lanternfish to my group. I have their critiques back and will probably address them tomorrow. I also have to write and schedule my next post for Story Empire. I have an idea, but it’s going to be challenging.

Hope all of you are having a good weekend, and stay out of the “water.”


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29 responses to “The Jaws Conundrum

  1. Yeah. The Jaws analogy was really popular around here because the movie connects to Long Island. It was mostly connecting the mayor to public figures who were downplaying the virus.

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  2. I like the Jaws analogy. Glad you are pleased with your progress..

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  3. That is a clever analogy, and it makes sense in a nutshell.

    Congrats on your word count. I’m in rabid editing mode right now, going through may WIP and cleaning it up. At the same time I am REALLY itching to start my next project. Sadly, there are only so many hours in a day. Or, in this case, a weekend.

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  4. The Jaws analogy is pure genius. And, Brody was correct.

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  5. Somewhere, someone who created Sharknado is trying to work out a script for Sharkvid… maybe Sharona? JAWVID-19!

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  6. That’s actually an excellent analogy – interesting way of looking at things, and makes sense when you think about it. Works for the way things are here in the UK too, though at least over here the government are starting to lean more heavily to the, “Stay out of the water,” way of thinking these days.

    Glad you managed to get a chunk of writing time in. I’m not getting any writing done this weekend – unless you count comments on blog posts, eMails, and social media posts – but I have made excellent progress with turning our new craft room in to one, which I’ll be working on again today (Sunday) along with hubby. That was the plan for this weekend, so I’m not complaining. In fact, I’m pleased with how much we got done yesterday, and hoping we can be as productive today.

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  7. D.L. Finn, Author

    Jaws does fit this virus, glad you shared it!

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  8. Great analogy. Your Lunar Boogie makes me think of Stephen King’s novel Silver Bullet. He wrote a short story for each month of a calendar when it started out. My daughter read it and loved it. Clever, since he didn’t have to worry about transitions about what happened from one month to the next.

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  9. Love the Jaws reference. In this scenario, perhaps Dr. Fauci is either Hooper or Captain Quint. He’s either destined to see the end of ‘Jaws’ or get swallowed up by the monster because he was denied a bigger boat.

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  10. Great analogy Craig and kudos to your brother.. I think ‘between a rock and a hard place’ comes to mind.. Have a good week.

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  11. Wow. That really makes sense – love the analogy, lol.

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  12. Gwen M. Plano

    Very clever, Craig. I love the Jaws analogy. Congrats on your progress, against all odds!

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