At the Friday morning writing group I attend, the lead suggested we outline five different plots for some short stories. These are mine. The question is, which if any, should I work on.
1. A group of like-minded friends get together for a party to celebrate Obama’s re-election. Some hours and several bottles later, they find there are some issues on which they definitely don’t agree. Chaos follows.
2. Mrs & Mrs Respectable living in a wealthy gated community discover their golden-haired teenage daughter is using drugs. Can the family survive?
3. In a near deserted carriage an older person admonishes two young men for smoking on a late-night (no-smoking) tube train. They immediately light up again and some challenging statements are exchanged.
4. A trendy city dweller is passing through a small working class town and stops off at the only local eatery – a greasy spoon joint – for some refreshment. When his food arrives he sends it back with the waitress saying it looks inedible. The cook comes out of the kitchen for a chat. (See To Laugh written in December)
5. At a suburban dinner party the talk gets around to the spate of missing cats. The hostess looks enigmatic as she serves the main course. “Chicken casserole. Bon appetite”.