A while back, Crimson author Shelley K. Wall, whose Numbers Never Lie releases this week, mentioned a strange call she received and how it sparked an idea for a writing challenge. I thought the idea was so fun, I said, “Oh, can we use that on the Crimson site?” which she kindly agreed to do.
Writing Challenge by Shelley K. Wall
This is a true story. I received a message on my cell phone, a male voice that said, “Sometimes you don’t even know … or realize … that you’re being manipula….” The voice was cut off before finishing the last word but it was obvious he was going to say manipulated. There were a lot of voices and noise in the background. The number was not local.
I assume it was a wrong number and he realized his mistake and hung up….but for writing purposes, it could be sooo much more than a wrong number, couldn’t it? [Shelley wouldn’t be a romantic suspense author if she didn’t think this way!] Isn’t that a totally awesome and intriguing way to start a story?
So here’s the writing challenge: come up with a short blurb that describes the story that happens after the phone call — it can be anything, humor, suspense, sexy! Post your blurb in the comments, and we’ll pick a random winner to get a copy of Shelley’s new book! Add your comment to this blog post by 11:59 p.m. on August 31, 2012 to be put into the drawing.