I was walking back from the grocery store near my work (Dr.pepper was calling to me) and saw something curious on the sidewalk. I glanced closer and saw it was a mysterious looking hospital wristband discarded on the sidewalk. It was blood red and not from the local hospital. ( I know, you have been injured too many times when you know that your local hospital bands are clear!)
The wristband gave me a murder mystery story in my head.
Here is the pitch -
Starting with an escaped mental patient who casually discards his hospital wristband. A young mother leaves for the store but never returns.
A small town detective struggles with her faith and the wrath of a small town when the missing woman isn't found. One clue, a blood red hospital wristband, was found near the woman's apartment.
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It was a fun lunch hour thought. I will add it to my idea pile and keep editing my existing book. Back to work!
(Closet mystery writer)