Am I too old or does anyone remember that disgraced group from the 90's: Milli Vanilli? Well one, for some reason, my friend suggested baking a vanilla chocolate cake and it turned out disgusting so I tried sweets instead. He loves chillies, so I threw a few of them in with the sweets and he came with a terrible name: Chilli Vanilli. They were disgusting but he ate the lot!
Surprisingly, it gave me great inspiration for a story. Also my kitten seems to love playing with chillies for some reason, so I'm always stocked up.
Just looked at that website, it will probably be of better reference than CBI. Unfortunately, it costs money, which I haven't got. I do have a huge whisky bottle with lots of coins which could go towards it. In any case, I've emailed and hope to get a response.
If I were to go through my stories, I could probably leave out the word "soon". It's tempting to use it to fill in the gaps between the scenes in paragraphs. (hope that makes sense) I love your phrasing about the snail by the way. Would "suddenly" be too abrupt?
Thanks for your help