Saturday, August 10, 2013

A new story

I have a new idea. But this time it's good, since I'm finished with Maurelle and haven't been working on any story since.
I got the idea from two things, one of which was the movie we watched last night. If you haven't seen it, I recommend it: Charade (1963) with Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn. It reminded me a little bit of Wait Until Dark, also an Audrey Hepburn movie. I really liked all the actors in this movie. You should really check it out. Netflix labels it as a comedy, but IMDB is more correct with Comedy/Mystery/Romance.
Anyway, this idea is the second most modern thing I've ever seriously considered writing. A while ago, I used to endeavor to write stories in current times, but I've given up on that idea. And of course, I once had a futuristic story idea about the world becoming totally dependent on electricity, and then there is this big electric storm and they lose all electronics and electrical anythings. So it goes into a second medieval times (this story idea is my hope, if not exactly my prediction, for the world.) :)
It starts in the 1940s with Hellen McCoy. She's newly married (she's 19 and has been married about a week) and her husband has just left for the war. Her husband has told her that he is just an average soldier, and for a while she receives letters from him, and everything seems to be going well. But – to protect her – he didn't tell her the truth. He's not just an officer. He's some sort of special something. Like a scout or something like that. I don't know the details (I'm planning on writing Hellen a letter to ask her). And so people are chasing her and stuff (I know, it's all very rough right now) to find out information from her.
And then she gets a letter that he's dead (but he's not). So for a while the chasing and interrogating stops. But then the enemy peoples found out that he's not really dead (but she doesn't know). So they resume their stalking of her, and she keeps saying 'he's dead, I don't know, leave me alone' but of course they don't. And I don't know what would happen after that. But it would kind of be a mystery.
I have another mystery I need to write, too. My laundress story, about Winifred/Win/Winnie. So I may go back and forth between Win and Hellen. Both of their stories need outlines and plans and word count predictions and much finalizing (besides all the actual writing!) before I can give a detailed explanation, but I'm very excited.
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  1. Omigosh! He should be like Captain America, like a science experiment, and they're chasing her in order to keep her ransom for the formula! :O

  2. I hadn't even though of that – I love that idea!
    MEP, I think you'd really like Charade. We should watch it some time. :)

  3. The book sounds awesome!


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