Back in September, I posted this on Facebook...
7 different pov characters
1st attempt at a short
Genre I don't normally write
What could possibly go wrong...?
The Theme for the newest IWSG anthology had intrigued me.
Theme: Tick Tock. The story revolves around a clock, is time sensitive, or has something about a specific time.
The prompt for the contest had my brain ticking (pun intended!). I saw a clock counting down, but counting down to what?
The first character to pop into my head was a grieving mother. Then the man who caused the grieving.
This man was being released early from prison, for good behaviour.
Other characters popped in until I ended up with 8 points of view in the story. I'm used to juggling 2 points of view and am comfortable with both male and female viewpoints. But 8? Yeah, I thought I was nuts, too. And, yes, another character clamoured to be added after my FB post above.
Added to the mess, none of the characters came with names, but they did come with evil intentions.
I had so much fun writing the first draft! And the fun increased with each revision round.
First up in the story is Ashley...
It proved impossible to paint nail polish neatly while imagining her fingers wrapped around that throat. Squeezing until the pulse ceased to beat and the life was gone.
I hope you'll be picking up a copy of Tick Tock: A Stitch in Crime when it's released! And don't forget to add us to your list on Goodreads! Join us on Facebook too!
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