December 31st, 2009

[t bundy] pensive

911 Call Dialogue

Hi everyone,

I believe this is my first time posting here.

I just had a question for anyone who may be able to assist me.

I'm currently working on a novel (fiction - thriller). The opening chapter is to begin with a 911 call being placed by a woman in distress. The novel is written in third-person perspective, past tense. So, how would the conversation take place?

Every time I try to play it out, I think of news segments or scripts in which it is written something like this:

Dispatch: 911, what's your emergency?
Caller: Someone's been shot.
Dispatch: Who's been shot? Where are you calling from?

This, obviously, won't work in my are my options?

I tried looking through previous entries and tags and found nothing that fit exactly what I'm looking for. Hopefully this is allowed and on-topic.

Any and all advice, criticism and/or opinions are welcomed and appreciated.


unfit to be a duke

I've tried Googling "British peerage," "line of sucession," "dukedom inheritance," and "what happened to a duke who was injured beyond recovery?"

In my book, the eldest of two brothers becomes the duke after his father's death, but only a few years later he is thrown from his horse during a fox hunt. He doesn't die, but he suffers permanent brain damage.

Would his younger brother take over his title, even though he's not technically dead?

I'd really appreciate any help anyone could offer!

Happy New Year!!!

MRI results

Would a brain injury at birth caused by lack of oxygen show up on an MRI/CAT scan in an adult? Setting aside the fact that obviously they would have developmental issues, would the damage be visible on those scans or does the plastic nature of the brain "remodel" it by adulthood to such an extent that you couldn't see it? Is there even a "change" you could see?

So far I've searched for-
"anoxic brain inury long term" "anoxic brain injury" "cerebral hypoxia at birth" "HIE" "hypoxic encephalopathy" and checked wiki, as well as a few books at the library whose titles were complicated. Are there other terms for the diffuse brain damage caused by a lack of oxygen?
I've searched every variation I can think of, but the only thing that ever comes up are ambulance chaser websites and websites devoted to adults who got brain injuries during their lifetime, not during their birth.