"Uh, how do you make a man, you know, go ka-boom?” The university chemistry professor sounded puzzled over the phone.Local writer, Xeus (aka Lynette Kwan) talks about the challenge of researching her collection of short fiction, Dark City in the Star and how it lead her to find out about toxicology, prostitution, the inner workings of prisons and exploding bodies. I can see she had great fun!
“What do you mean by . . . ka-boom?”
“You know . . . make him blow up.”
“No, it’s got to be a chemical equation. Like when you mix nitromethane and ammonia, and it goes ka-boom.”
The professor’s voice was suspicious. “Who did you say you were again?”
Lynette has just started a blog.