Colour palette

I shall be reblogging some of my flash fiction from my book review blog calmgrove here, as I gradually expand Zenrinji content from pure micropoetry to micro-prose.

Calmgrove

Paint palette Paint palette (Public Domain, Wikipedia)

For TV dramas set in hospitals the general rule is that nothing – neither sets, costume nor location shots – should include the colour red. Why? This is because it may limit the impact when blood is first introduced into the action. Apparently the shock of that crimson fluid staining a largely monochrome palate produces an atavistic reaction in most people, especially when it’s allied to a storyline that raises expectations of an immanent coup-de-theatre.

Of course, I knew all about colour palettes,

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