by Amy LV
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Sometimes you'll never know.
For a couple of days afterward, I continued to tinker with the words and lines, and then I began to worry that elephants do not even HAVE toenails. Worse yet, I worried that elephants might not even have TOES! But I knew I'd seen those lemon-slice-sized-half-moons on elephant feet, so I figured they must. I looked it up and found this very detailed article and set of pictures of elephant foot anatomy. Phew.
The moral of the story is this: try writing while you are half-asleep. Try it in the evening. Try it in the morning. Let your brain work in its foggy state. Turn off the wide-awake-censor who likes to say, "That's ridiculous! Don't write that!" and you may discover fresh - or even strange - ideas. You, too, may find that you have a fancy elephant somewhere in your mind.
And now...for elephant toenail jokes! I found these at WikiAnswers and felt relieved that my own elephant will be able to hide in a jellybean jar.
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