I’ve had a couple of ideas in my head about things I should write about. Of course I haven’t following through with developing these ideas as I seem to be stuck at the moment. But I did have an idea about a story about a person who becomes friends with online bloggers, that turns dark and somewhat tragic. So what I have written so far is below, let me know what you think.
I’ve written a few characters based on some of my blogger buddies, see if you can figure out who they are….lol. This is getting to be very interesting indeed!
Blogger Murder Mystery…..
Sebastian nervously emailed both Denise and Hailey, it was three twenty-four in the afternoon but he was in Australia and they were both in the U.S. He didn’t want to call but felt as though he had no choice, he picked up his cell and dialed Hailey’s number. He could hear the clicking, connecting sound on his phone, then silence.
It rang once, then twice and then he heard Hailey pick up on the other end.
“This better be good Sebastian it’s four in the morning” Hailey said angry and sleepy on the other end.
Sebastian didn’t listen, he just blurted out “Hailey it’s the wife, it’s the wife! She’s been emailing Christine all this time, she’s going to hurt her! I don’t know how but you and Denise need to warn Christine!”
Hailey’s sleep was completely gone when she heard Sebastian yell out in his frantic voice.
Hailey said “Are you sure? I mean this isn’t a mix up right Sebastian? You’re absolutely……”
Sebastian interrupted “No it’s not a mix up, I tracked the IP address from her email, which yes, I hacked…. but I found out it’s the wife!”
“I’ll call Denise, but keep tracking her, she must use her phone to log onto her blog right? So I’ll let you know if we can’t get a hold of Christine” Hailey said as she tried not to panic her friend further.
Sebastian reluctantly agreed to keep tracking the wife and said “Okay, I’ve sent Christine an email and a text but, she hasn’t responded.”
“Okay just keep an eye on her, you’re our only hope to track her movements” Hailey told Sebastian
They friends hung up and Hailey’s husband turned from the wall and said “Is everything okay?”
Hailey kissed him on the forehead and said “Yes go back to sleep.” And her husband turned back onto his pillow and did just that.
Hailey grabbed her laptop and her phone and quietly went downstairs to avoid waking her husband again. She turned on the lamp on her desk and logged onto her blog account. As she did so she dialed Denise’s number hoping that she’d answer even if she was angry at Hailey for waking her up. She heard the rings come and go and frantically said out loud “Oh come on Denise, pick up, pick up!”
“Hello?” Denise said after the fourth ring groggy and somewhat disoriented.
“Oh thank God, Denise its Hailey. Sebastian just called me” Hailey said frantically out of breath.
“All the way from Australia?” Denise replied in disbelief.
Hailey rolled her eyes and said “Yes, that’s beside the point. He said it’s the wife, the wife is the one that’s been stalking Christine!”
“I fucking new it! I knew it!” Denise yelled into the phone.
“We both did, but Sebastian was able to find out it was her from the IP address on her blog” Hailey told Denise as she was typing in her password to her blog.
Denise said “I’m getting up, although you know it takes me a while. But I’m going to call Christine and see if I can get a hold of her.”
Hailey anxious told Denise she’d try to email her or contact Christine via her blog. All at once all three bloggers were trying to get in touch with their friend to warn her. To tell her she’s in danger.
Meanwhile in another state far from her friends, Christine grabbed her keys she looked in the mirror by her front door, her eyes were swollen from crying the night before. She wiped the stray hairs from her forehead and got her water bottle to head to the gym as she did every other morning. Her routine to go run, workout and rid herself of the stress from the day before. She opened her front door and walked outside closing it behind her, it was still dark and she could see the morning light trying to make its way over the horizon. Just as she was going to press the key to unlock her car, a shadow emerged from the side of her house, all Christine could see was the shiny barrel of a gun pointed straight at her.
Hailey kept trying to call and email Christine, she knew her morning routines and was hoping that just today she’d stayed home. Denise was also trying in vain, she dialed Christine’s number over and over and it kept ringing and ringing with no answer.
Christine saw the shadow slowly emerge, the overhead light from her garage door finally allowing her to see who it was that was invading her space, pointing that gun right at her heart. The hand on the gun moved and finally a short, overweight woman came out into plain view from the shadows. She was wearing dark grey workout clothes, black New Balance running shoes and her hair was tied up into a sloppy ponytail. Christine scanned her street to see if she could see any cars that normally aren’t there. At that very moment she saw a white SUV, a Chevy Tahoe parked on the street directly across from the intersection.
“You are such a bitch! You’ve made me a complete laughing stock!” said the shadowy voice.
Christine sighed out loud, not knowing whether or not the gun was actually loaded since she knew who was behind it.
“I’ve made you a laughing stock? I think we all know you did that completely on your own Carmen” Christine said as she put her keys in her jacket pocket.
“Don’t fucking move! I’m warning you!” said Carmen, Danny’s wife.
Christine put her hands out in front of her and replied “Or what? What do you plan to do? Hmm? Are you going to shoot me right here in my driveway where all my neighbors can see, because four of them have surveillance systems and they can show the police who’s been on my property if anything happens to me.” Christine said hoping the bluff would work.
Carmen looked around nervously as she held the gun with her right hand which began to shake. Christine knew that the bluff, at least for now was making Carmen think twice.
“Shut up, they can’t see anything you fucking home wrecking bitch!” Carmen yelled out.
“Oh I wouldn’t get too loud if I were you, you might wake one of my neighbors up and they’ll come to see what all the rackets about and see you standing there with a gun pointed at me and call the cops.” Christine said almost trying not to laugh.
Carmen began to walk slowly towards Christine and said “You think all of this is so funny, you think you’re so smart, but you have no idea all the damage you’ve caused.”
Christine saw that Carmen seemed distracted and thought to herself maybe this is the moment to take advantage of and take the gun away from her.
Carmen continued “You’ve ruined my marriage, you’ve ruined my career…..you’ve…..”
Christine interrupted “Hold on one minute, how exactly did I ruin YOUR career Carmen? If that’s indeed the case I had nothing to do with it. You’ve managed to ruin everything in your life, including your marriage all by yourself because you’re a selfish, self-centered, self-absorbed bitch!”
Christine yelled out hoping one of her neighbors might come to see what all the noise was about. She looked around to see if any of the lights in any of the houses around her had turned on.
Carmen began to get more and more nervous, she tried to steady the grip on the gun, and she too looked around to see if anyone might see them, her confidence visibly shaken……
So this is what I have so far, I mean I have more written longhand but, the idea came to me as I responded to some blog posts. Did y’all figure out which blogger belonged to which character? I’ll let you think about it some more 🙂
Until next time remember, chin up, solider on and watch your back!
The Huntress 915