Everyone knows what #throwbackthursday is, right? While it the hashtag is designed for photos, why not make it for ideas and stories, too? Over this past weekend, I was trying to do some digital cleaning and going through some old ideas. I have a few that I’ve kept close to my heart, like Snatched (an inkpop book) and Super Ordinary, a book I still might go back and write. However, I found a synopsis this weekend from high school and I wanted to share, just for the laughs. So here is Bad Example.
Two years after she was arrested for the murder of her mother, Nicole “Nikki” Robinson has been acquitted of the murder, much to the dismay of the public.Freedom comes with a price. She’s thrown out into the world with no home. People are sending her death threats across the country. The media and the public wrote her off as “guilty” long before the trial. Everywhere she goes, she’s met by hatred and disgust.Nikki realizes the only way anyone will ever leave her alone is to finally put the doubt to rest and find out who killed her mother that night. It’s a dangerous decision; she soon discovers when she’s the target of multiple assassination attempts.Against the protests of the public, she’s soon under protective watch to save her life and keep her from digging into the past, but she refuses to let it go until she finds the killer. With the help from her lawyer’s son, Chas, she must find out who the killer is because now it’s obvious her life is in danger whether she investigates the murder or not.
I don’t remember exactly when Bad Example was an idea rolling in my head, but it had to have been my senior year after the Casey Anthony trial because this is screaming inspiration from that with the idea that someone would be accquited of murder.
At one point, if I remember correctly, her name was Brooke. I think I changed it when I found out my college roommate was named Brooke.
While this was a fun idea at the time, I can’t see myself going back to this any time soon. I’ve got a full schedule writing wise for the next few years and I can’t imagine coming back to an idea that was just a little implausable. There’ll be other opportunities for me to visit trials and courtrooms in other stories. Then again, never say never, but I figured it would be fun to share a little something I thought I was going to write in high school.
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