Tuesday, 20 March 2012
Inspiration for Writing!
Early in the morning we were out walking with our four legged friends when on a small piece of waste ground I noticed a phone laying amongst the sand and dirt. Bending down, I picked up the red shiny object and after dusting of the dirt realised it was not a cheap mobile phone, but one of the latest models. Popping it into my pocket, we continued on our morning meander, five and half kilometres along the seafront.
Once back home, we switched on the phone and started to look to see if we could learn anything about the owner, I admit at this point to be feeling very guilty as if spying on some unknown suspect! However, it quickly proved the phone belonged to an English speaking person and added to this, I recognised a couple of the names in the address book. However, contacting these people, alas gave no clue as to the owner. At midday a text message appeared inviting the owner to lunch. Relief flooded through me, we could hopefully find the owner, so texting back with a please help message. I add at this point that I had no idea how to operate this new fangle phone it took forever and should we ever find the owner, I think it would be dinner as lunch would have long past! But patience was eventually rewarded and it turned out the texter was a friend of the owner who lived a couple of streets away and so we were able to hand the phone back. A happy ending!
Now having mentioned this on Facebook and an email to my friend, it created a few ideas for a book. One comment on Facebook saw my little drama as an opportunity to write something sinister, maybe an abduction or a murder.... ! My lovely friend, Kathryn Brown was inspired to write a blog about her own experience of losing her own phone, sadly it did not have the happy ending the owner of the phone we found had.
Now what story line would you write behind finding this phone, would it be one of lost love or stolen for a wealth of contacts and then blackmailed, or..... going on you can imagine!