When "gooey" won't suffice
September 29, 2011 11:55 AM Subscribe
What does a suicide from jumping look like?
posted by OrangeDrink to Writing & Language (24 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I've got to have a character describe what a body looks like (naked, fat, white) after falling about 100 feet from a cliff onto a flat rocky surface. I've sort of gotten away with this so far since the character is so emotional I'm able to pull a "Naked Mrs. Robinson" from The Graduate effect, but I've reached a point where he's gotta describe it, and I have no real clue what it looks like.
Googling isn't helping me out ("fallen bodies" mostly tells me about Ba'al and asteroids which then turn into hours of fun but totally irrelevant research). Does anyone know of a reference maybe for mystery writers or coroners or anything like that? Pictures would be ideal, but written descriptions could work too.