At an antique store in Dorset, MN, I saw this worn, wooden object hanging from a wall. I looked at the tag on it and discovered it was a human yoke. I'd never heard of such a thing. My imagination churned. Was this some sort of torture device? An item of enslavement? A weird sexual fetishistic device?
I googled it, and found out it was nothing quite as salacious. It was instead one of those contraptions that helped people carry buckets of water. You know - the kind of things Jack and Jill probably used for fetching their pails of water.
But the idea of a human yoke used in a much more sinister fashion will probably end up in a story of mine at some point. Because how could it not?
Thursday, July 5, 2012
My young adult suspense novel Snow Burn is the book of the day at Ereader News Today! So to anyone popping over from their site, hello! Kick off your shoes and make yourself at home.