View Full Version : Stab my heroine!

01-22-2011, 06:31 AM

Soccer Mom
01-22-2011, 06:49 AM
Could the stab wound be a puncture? I can think of some oddball things one could puncture themselves with, including a meat thermometer or a hoof pick.

This thread title drew me in. If only you knew how many heroines I have wanted to stab over the years!

01-22-2011, 07:01 AM

Liz Kelly
01-22-2011, 07:13 AM
What about a cactus --embedded into her side by the needles with the whole plant in its little pot hanging off of her?

Or a shish-ka-bob skewer. I stepped on one once and ended up in the emergency room (it was a wooden one that had fallen out of the trash, so it was germy and gross.)

Smiling Ted
01-22-2011, 07:30 AM
Meat thermometer.
Then she would know when she was done.

Detri Redmond
01-22-2011, 08:00 AM

And I must say the title to this thread is misleading. I was expecting porn! :D

01-22-2011, 08:13 AM
Stiletto. Do it old-school.

01-22-2011, 05:14 PM
I Second Detri's shrapnel. Given that all shrapnel is, by definition, is nothing but fragments from an explosion or explosive disassembly, it could be any number of things from any number of things. By way of example, I've seen (and in some cases, removed) shrapnel from:

Dropped ceramic planters
Common fireworks
BBQ explosions
Improperly maintained yard equipment (lawn mower, weed eater)
People introducing cheap bottles or cans of beer to fire
People introducing untapped kegs to fire
People shooting firearms that have had the muzzle plugged (with dirt, snow, or Bugs Bunny's finger)
Explosive flat tires
Improperly designed potato guns

But my current favorite shrapnel story (mostly because it just happened), is a woman I know who kept a battery-operated room perfume dispenser in her living room. You know, the kind that stores the scent in a small pressurized canister.

Well, one day, during cleaning, she moved it on top of the fireplace so she could clean the shelf it was normally on, and forgot to move it back. She also forgot to check the top of the fireplace when she lit it, and twenty minutes later it exploded. And when I say "exploded," I don't mean "it went piffle and some smoke came out the top." I mean "violently disassembled the device at-or-around sonic speeds and hurled molten hot liquid, melted plastic pieces the size of my fist, and shards of aluminum almost thirty feet in every direction."

Thankfully nobody had been in the flight paths of any of the objects, but it was unquestionably with enough force to penetrate and imbed pieces in people.

Would that count as funny enough for ya? ;)

01-23-2011, 01:08 AM
Just as a helpful tip, here. If she's getting stabbed/punctured by an object she's much better off not trying to pull it out until she is with your MC, otherwise she would bleed out on the taxi ride across town! (okay, woops I saw you wrote he needed to take it out, but here's why :P)

As far as things to get stabbed with, Cactus is definitely a good one, because the needles break off the cactus a lot and are stuck in the skin.
Forks are always fun.
A plastic spork because it would be funny :3
Pencils/other writing utensils
She might have broken a wooden chair and had a piece stab her?

01-23-2011, 03:55 AM
I second the fork suggestion. :) Or a dart/arrow arrow.

Karen Junker
01-23-2011, 04:20 AM
I'd suggest a screwdriver...but then I have the slightly twisted sense of humor.

01-26-2011, 04:26 AM

01-26-2011, 04:39 AM
Quick medical drive by:

Anything that doesn't create a fairly even slash, will be a bitch to suture. Some cultures had 'triangle' blades (instead of two flat sides, it was three that came to a distant point) and you did not want to get stabbed by those.

Arrows/hooks can also be hell to remove.

You also have to pay attention to the lines of tension when suturing or the stitches will pop when the person bends/twists/tries to walk 1/2 a step.

Oh, and lest I forget- those uneven wounds? They may require extra cuts to create a flat surface that can be pulled together. But then you might have 'dog ears' or flaps that need even more trimming. Fun times.

01-26-2011, 06:11 PM
I'd go with a wooden prop knife. True story:

Last Halloween my father and I were at Halloween Horror Nights in Orlando. He was slightly ahead of me in one of the haunted houses. Dad rounded a corner, reaching up to brush back some of the hanging plastic webbing at the same time. At that moment, a scare actor came around the corner with a dull wooden prop knife.

They collided, and the knife caught Dad's hand right at the fleshy spot between the thumb and the first finger. He finished the night with a bit of bandaging from the EMT outside the haunted house, then went to the hospital. Two stitches, a tetanus shot and a visit to the hand surgeon later, the knife just happened to have missed everything important and Dad was fine.

I SO want to use that in a story at some point!