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Last week’s title was “The Evidence”. The best adaptation I saw this week is Lingering Visions‘s. This is her adaptation. Be sure to check out her blog:
She had never wanted to believe it but there it was in her face. The phone calls that began and ended with silence when she answered should have raised her suspicions. The working late thing which had never happened before in their marriage should have been a red flag but she refused to see it. She cried to her friends that something was wrong but she just didn’t know what. Nobody wanted to tell her although everyone knew. “Why didn’t she see it?” they all thought and discussed. How could she trust him and believe his lies when the evidence was so overwhelming. It broke their hearts to see her so sad. It pissed them off to know why. But no one wanted to be the one to tell her. They staged an intervention.
It was the fourth of July and her husband was out-of-town, again. Her friends took her for a ride to another town, just a half an hour away. They sat in the parking lot of motel. “Why are we here” she asked. “Just wait” was the response. She felt curious but apprehensive. She felt like something bad was going to happen.
And then it did. Her husband walked out of one of the motel rooms his arm around the neck of a red-head she had never seen before. Her eyes grew wide and filled with tears. The rage began to well up inside her and she grabbed for the door handle. Another friend from the back seat made sure the door stayed closed and they sped off without being seen by the cheating bastard.
“Where are you going?!” she screamed. “Take me back! I will kill him!” Her friend kept driving. They told her, you can kill him, but do it in court. Now you have your evidence.
This week’s title is: Change
But wait, there’s more!
It’s a new year, 2013, and it’s that time of year when people make resolutions… changes. So this is what inspired this week’s title. But there’s another change that I would like you to make…
And that is in the genre you write about. So, for example, I write a lot about suspense, and thrillers. But what I would have to do for this week’s challenge is not only write a story with “Change” as the title, but write it in a totally different genre. For example, romance.
He couldn’t believe what she was saying…
“It’s just, I like a change…” she explained, but it was a feeble excuse.
“Is that it? You don’t have a permanent relationship with anyone. You just dump them when the relationship runs out of steam, and say that ‘you like a change’.” He shouted.
“No, it’s not that…”
“Oh, but I think you’ll find that it is… As I’ve not been the first, have I? There’s been others, of whom you’ve said the exact same thing to. It’s seems as though the whole relationship was pointless then, if you didn’t care.”
“But I did ca-”
“Spare me the excuses, you’re right, I suppose a change is the right thing…” He said to her, before leaving her, alone.
Good luck, and have fun!