In my first chapter, I make a Minnie Mouse reference and it alludes to the similarity of her outfit with magic mushrooms. Disney uses dancing mushrooms in Fantasia, so mushrooms may have influenced Minnie’s dress. Alice in Wonderland also makes use of magic mushrooms and I’m sure they pop up in other places.
You got to admit it is funny, how these psychedelic mushrooms look. My writing has to border on trippy because the main character is under the influence of drugs. My allusions and references help add a bit of wackiness; they also add literary depth. I try to stay comprehensible, but I’m sure I make short trips outside the lines.