Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Writer’s Wednesday - 2010-10-13

Wednesday, October 13

Sorry for the absence over the last week. I have intended to work on my blog and even started working on it several times. Just that the time passes so fast that before I knew it, I had missed posting to my blog.

Today, two stories appeared on television that I plan to use in my stories. One is a happier occasion and the other is more tragic. The first is based on the Chilean rescue of the trapped miners. The effort they took to reach them and to bring them to the surface has to be commended. This is a tragic story that has a good outcome.

As I write this, they are pulled the 10th person out of the ground. So far so good. I am happy that this story came out with a good ending.

Now, the other story has gone from bad to worse. A couple weeks ago some Mexican drug bandits attacked an American couple on Falcon Reservoir. This reservoir is on the Texan-Mexican border and they have warnings for not crossing the border on the lake. The American couple rode a set of jet skis on the lake, and the husband was shot by a group of men. She managed to escape.

Now, in the news this morning, ABC Good Morning America reported that the Mexican police commander investigating the incident had been killed. His head had been delivered to the authorities in a suitcase.

I do not know why but both stories hit a cord with me and I wish to write about them. Like I said in an earlier post, I usually find stories on the Internet, newspapers or even television that I like to base some of my stories on. Actually, I get my inspiration from everywhere I look.

One of my favorite T-shirts has something similar to this written on it: What you say today may end up in my book tomorrow.


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