~ By Jeff Salter
It’s a new year, and what better way to flex those writing muscles than with a writing prompt.
Good luck, 🙂
TV News Before Coffee
You’re a 27-year-old female who, six months ago, moved to a new city for a job you really like.
You haven’t even had coffee yet and the TV news has a story about your death in an automobile accident last night. It’s not only your name, but your driver’s license photo … AND the crash scene footage shows your vehicle!
You look out to your driveway and see your car is gone!
Though you’d heard no rings, your cell phone reveals 31 missed calls … all from the same number.
A frantic call to the police department establishes that it’s no mistake — a neighbor of the victim made a positive I.D.
Peering out the window, you see neighbors staring at your house. Presumably, one of these neighbors is the one who told police you were the body in the vehicle.
You dash to the bathroom to look into the mirror.
- Describe what you see in the mirror.
- What’s the next thing you do?
- Who were those calls from?
- Which neighbor do you think mis-identified you? Why?
- How did your car get into that deadly wreck?
- How on earth are you gonna get to work?
- Would it be safer to play dead for a while?
- Would you write this as mystery, supernatural, or comedy?
Well? How did it go? Leave a comment and let us know!
Thank you Jeff for another fun prompt!
Jeff Salter has completed seven novel manuscripts, three of which he considers chick lit. He also co-authored two non-fiction books with a royalty publisher, in addition to an encyclopedia article and a signed chapter. Jeff has also published articles, book reviews, and over 120 poems. His writing has won nearly 40 awards, including several in national contests. He’s a retired librarian, a decorated Air Force veteran, and a published photo journalist. He’s married with two children and six grandchildren.