Friday, March 16, 2012

Police, Pranks and Popping the Question

Dawn's Plot Swap
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I went for a little bit of variety this week. 

You know this is a "Rogue, hard-boiled detective gets slapped back to traffic duty but uncovers the crime of his career" story waiting to happen! Or, if you prefer romance, "speeding woman swerves to miss a leprechaun in the road and is ticketed by the hot police officer of her dreams." 
Can you think of any better ideas?
My first thought with this one was
But there are several other ways this could go, maybe the number wasn't random. Maybe the girl knows something and was trying to get help. Or maybe it doesn't go to a police officer, but someone else who strikes up a friendly conversation claiming to be a classmate from her school, but is he really what he says? 

The lure of a $6000 diamond ring on the special date of February 29 prompted a Dunedin woman to pop the question...

I loved that she asked him. Evidently, there is some kind of English tradition of woman asking men on Leap Day. So much you could do with that. 
So, Swap with me! Could you make something good out of these? What do you have going on in your WIP right now? Heard any good plots lately ?


Jessica R. Patch said...

These. Are. Awesome!

What if the teen texts that to a man who murdered and hid a body and he think she's on to him. A chase goes down and she runs into this police officer who happens to be dressed like a Leprechaun at a traffic crosswalk b/c he's undercover for a St Patty's day parade/drug trade. Drugs are in one of the floats!

He rescues her by taking over a float and driving it (like the ones in Macy's automated and driven underneath) out of the parade. And then someone else can take it from there. That's all I got right now! LOL

Dawn Alexander said...

Wow! Jess. I love your imagination. and I will never look at the Macy's Thanksgiving day parade the same again!