So, I'm trying to write this story, and I'm thinking of something that could be left as a trail to somewhere that the birds wouldn't eat and that isn't totally overdone. Sometimes it just comes to me by free association if I let it percolate. Not today:
Me: What could he leave a trail of, that isn't totally ridiculous and overdone, and OH BY THE WAY, birds would totally eat seeds, breadcrumbs, etc etc.
Brain: Butternut Squash!
That's right. I just facepalmed my own brain. Butternut squash? Really? It was almost Gir-like in its randomness. The only thing I can think of that makes any sense is I was watching Mythbusters the other night, and Grant compared something to an unappetizing soup made of butternut squash. But that was two days ago. I mean, yes, I'm hungry right now, but really? That's free association for ya.