This week, show us something creepy — because hey, we can’t take photos of rainbows and puppies every day. Well, okay, I guess we can. But let’s branch out anyway!

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I few weeks ago, I got lost in a craft store while looking for some plain ol’ Elmer’s glue. I became badly disoriented by the variety of glitter colors, shapes, and sizes available in the party supplies section, when I turned and found myself face to face with a display of tubes filled with multicultural plastic babies.

That’s right, tubes of plastic babies. It was creepy.

tube of babiesIf there’s anything that will snap you out of a glitter-induced fugue state in a hurry, it’s a near-collision with thirty-five square feet’s worth of plastic babies — that’s 3.25 square metres for y’all not in the US. The dolls were thrown into the tubes willy-nilly and the tubes themselves were hung vertically, creating a dizzying, chaotic cascade of babies. Each doll was only about four inches long, so the five-by-seven foot display contained hundreds of babies; maybe thousands.

Obviously, I had to take a photo (thanks, cameraphone!). Then I grabbed the nearest tube of glue-like substance and got out of dodge.

This week, share an image of something creepy. Unsettling. Eerie. Disgusting. Go goofy, as I have. Grab a shot of something you find disturbing, but few others do (I’m looking at you, sister-in-law who’s creeped out by balloons). Try a black-and-white shot of something you’d normally photograph, to give it a moody cast.

We can go back to inspiration next week — this week, give us some heebie-jeebies!

*It is not entirely lost on me that I seem to have a preoccupation with little plastic babies. At least I didn’t name these?

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