apiphile recently made a very extensive writer's resource post on ecstasy. This lead to strangecreature doing one on pot, and then jumpthesnark doing a very thorough one on meth. All are incredibly detailed and involve quite a bit of myth debunking.
I will add more links to this post as they come along.
All right, in my story, the main character is a lapsed Catholic trying to get back into it in his new hometown. It's in a West Virginia, USA town, relatively small population, and as I don't have much of a Catholic background, I was hoping for some details: What are the typical hours for a Catholic Church, like, access-wise? Are there typical hours for confession? How easy-access is the priest? How accepting would they be of a new person and how would he become a member of the church? Any details would be extremely helpful, particularly everyday details. Thanks for any help.
ETA: Wow! Thank you, everyone, so much for the help. It's definitely going to help my story. *^_____^*
My character's stumbled upon a dead body and has called 911. The dispatcher takes the relevant information and gets cops on their way to her. There is absolutely no chance that the character could do any sort of CPR to try and save the victim -- he's pretty much in pieces. My question -- once the dispatcher knows all the pertinent details and cops are on their way, would s/he disconnect and free the line up for other calls, or stay on the line with the woman until the police arrived?