All writers wrangle with plot bunnies at one time or another Like real rabbits plot bunnies can appear at any moment and have a tendency to breed prolifically if not kept under tight control. From time to time even my plot bunnies manage to escape their hutches and force me to chase them down. This plot bunny would not be caught until I put finger to keyboard.
My hope now is to build this out into a full short to go with my One’s Place teaser. Comments welcome.
The Point of View character has brought young Sheila home on a date. They arrived to discover a trio of escaped convicts have holed up in his house. Things have gone from bad to worse…
Burly, the leader, Nose, and Scarface
Plot Bunny Wrangled:
Sheila let go a loud sigh. Then, without lifting her head or straightening her cowed shoulders, said, “I can’t let that happen.”
Burly spun about and pulled her chin up. “What did you–”
His head snapped back as she drove her palm up under his chin before he doubled over. She’d slammed her other fist into his gut.
Nose stepped forward only to be driven into the wall by the foot she planted in his chest.
Before Scarface could even bring his knife up she’d snapped his weapon arm behind his back and had the blade at his neck.
She leaned in close to his ear. “It would be so easy, but then some poor grunt would be stuck cleaning up all that blood.”
She did something to pull Scarface off balance. He let out a yell as a loud snap came from the knee she’d side kicked. Nose had come off the wall but before he could close she had taken his out stretched arm, dropped to her knee, and thrown him over his shoulder to crash through the coffee table.
Sheila stood. “Now would be a good time to call the police. I recommend you tell them the whole story.”