Thursday, November 15, 2012

Wrong Number

Here was our writing exercise for the week:

You're sitting at work one day and receive a text message from an unrecognized number. The text says, "I have the money and hid the body." You think this is a practical joke from a friend, so you play along at first. But the more texts you receive, the more you realize that it isn't a joke. Write the text conversation you have with this unknown texter.

Here is what I came up with. What do y'all think?

Unknown Number: I have the money and hid the body.

“What’s so funny?” James asked at your laughter.

“Just Tom being Tom,” you answer and read the phone again before replying.

Drake: Did you hide it in the place we talked about? 

Unknown Number: Yes, nobody will find him for years. By the time they do, we’ll be long gone.

“Humm,” you say. “Hey, James.”


“Was Tom drunk when we talked about offing Janet the other night?” At the puzzled look on James’s face, you add, “You know, after she bitched me out about the alimony being two days late?”

“Oh, now I remember. No, Tom had just got there I think. Why?”

“Seems he’s mixed up,” you say and then go back to texting.

Drake: I know Janet has put on a few pounds but she doesn’t look like a man. LOL Are we heading to Vegas? 

Unknown Number:  Who is Janet? We don’t need any more complications. You need to take care of her. We’re going to Russia. I have connections there. Just in case someone stumbles upon the body.

 “Whoa!” you say and drop the phone.

“What now?” James asked so you pick it up and show him. 

“I don’t think that’s Tom…”



Anonymous said...

That's really good , :)


Angel said...

Thank you, Kristi.