Snakes Alive! – A Coincidental Start To My Writing Day…

Snakes Alive! – A Coincidental Start To My Writing Day…

Above Photo: The snake basks in early morning sunlight in Nong Khai, Thailand.

I’m up in Nong Khai in northern Thailand, working hard on editing my screenplay for BACK, which, in one scene, features a woman encountering a deadly snake at head height in the jungle, where such encounters are an ever-present danger. Less so in the centre of a town.

So this morning at 7am, I headed out with my wife and mother in law, going to the local fresh market.

Eagle Eyes: How could she spot this?

Eagle Eyes: How could she spot this?

As we walked past a bush outside their house, my wife said:

‘Peter keep going!”

So of course I stop, right in front of the bush.

“Why?”

“In the bush…”

More of the snake.

More of the snake.

So now I’m thinking there may be two bees instead of one harmlessly buzzing around the flowers, such minimal risk often being the subject of dire red alert statuses from my dearly beloved.

I walk past the bush again to join her.

“What did I just tell you? Stay away from that bush!” she said.

“Why?” I asked again.

Its body, from another angle.

Some of its long body, from another angle.

“Because there’s a snake hanging out of it, right next to your head!”

And so there was.

A small one, and no doubt harmless, but it measured no less than a metre long (more than 3 feet), and it was a beautiful green colour.

A highly unlikely snake sanctuary.

The snake bush – A highly unlikely snake sanctuary.

From the shape of its head I didn’t think it was dangerous, unlike the snake in my screenplay, but as a nearby tuc tuc driver removed it with a broom (under strict instructions not to kill it – instead it disappeared up the side of the house, heading towards the outdoor kitchen!), I thought: “I love living here – what a great start to my writing day.”

Location of Nong Khai, Thailand.

Location of Nong Khai, Thailand.

For a modern-day take on the Vietnam War, POWs/MIAs and Adventure Backpackers trekking into the war-ravaged jungles of Asia see: http://peteralanlloyd.com/back-part-2/backpackers-meet-the-vietnam-war-back-screenplay-finally-finished/

And for POWs left behind in Laos:

BACK Parts 1 and 2:

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UK: Amazon.co.uk: BACK Parts 1 and 2 

US: Amazon: Back Parts 1 and 2

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Front cover of BACK Part 1.

Front cover of BACK Part 1.

Front cover of BACK Part 2.

Front cover of BACK Part 2.

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