It is Valentine’s Day! Look at the cards and imagine a character receiving one of the sweet Valentine’s cards. Now imagine that the person who received the card despised the person who gave her the card.
I will be using different characters for this exercise to give Scout a rest.
Kelly sat at a table at her favorite coffee shop, Beans in Harmony. Her laptop sat in front of her, opened, on, and untouched. Her book glared at her on the screen, begging her to stop stalling and get back to writing. But she couldn’t.
A car sat next to her, one she hadn’t expected to receive and not from someone she had wanted to get a card from. Why would Paul send her a Valentine’s Day card? Kelly couldn’t stand Paul ever since he pretended to like her a few years ago just to use her for her royalty money from her books.
Kelly had caught Paul using some money she had given to him to pay a few bills to buy another woman expensive gifts.
Kelly stared at the card and felt like throwing up. Paul had written that he was sorry and how he wanted to get back together because he missed her. He also said he thought he deserved another chance.
“Yea, you miss my money,” Kelly muttered to herself. “And no way do you deserve a second chance.” Kelly picked up the card and tore it to pieces. She found the closest trash can and disposed of the shredded card. She brushed her hands off and sat back down in front of her computer.
Kelly’s eyes widen when inspiration hit from her situation with Paul and the card. She pulled up a new document and her fingers flew across the page. She doesn’t know what genre the book will go into, but Kelly knew that Paul’s painful death would be in a future book. Maybe a cozy murder mystery book or a horror book, maybe even a horror paranormal book. But it made her feel better and once she was done writing down the plot, characters, and other aspects for the new book, she saved it and closed the document. Kelly grinned at her other book and was able to write four more chapters. Valentine’s Day was turning around for the better now.