This week we asked you to use the words “candlestick”, “scarlet”, and “library”, inspired by one of my favorite movies (and games) Clue: The Movie.
We were given 250 words. Here's my take:
“The cause of death is blunt force trauma.”
“What about a murder weapon?”
“Believe it or not, a candlestick.”
No one spoke.
“Cut!” the director stormed onto the set, “Raina! What the hell happened?”
“Sorry. I thought I saw someone who didn’t belong here,” she stared out into the darkness enveloping the stage where they were filming.
The director sighed and scrubbed his face with one hand, a clipboard in the other, “Alright. Let’s take a break people. We’ll shoot this again in ten.”
A flood of bodies left the area. Raina made her way back to her trailer. She knew she had to get it together soon or she’d be dropped. This was her big break. She couldn’t waste it. There was too much at stake. Much more than just a career in Hollywood.
The break flew by. Raina grabbed her script. With one hand on the knob, someone knocked at her trailer door. Thinking it was someone telling her she was needed on set, she yanked the door open to give them a piece of her mind. To her surprise it was a flower delivery guy.
“You Raina Kirkwood?”
“Yeah,” she answered slowly.
“These are for you,” he thrust the paper wrapped bouquet at her.
After he took off, she unwrapped the flowers. It wasn’t the dozen scarlet long stem roses that captured her attention. The enclosed note held her gaze.
‘If you want to see your son alive, come to the West Hollywood Library at midnight tonight.’