Today’s story is an action/mystery blend.
As always, if this idea (or any of the others) inspires you to write, or if you decide to take this idea further, a small acknowledgement would be great!
And so, without further ado, here is “Erin”:
Erin tells the story of an amnesiac writer (the titular character) who wakes up in a burning building in Oymyakon, Siberia. Escaping, she finds a manuscript for a book that she has no memory writing (titled The Red Storm).
She begins having flashbacks as she tries to unravel the truth. She is chased by ex-soviet enforcers who claim that she was to write an in-depth biography on a famous Croatian general (who was known by his moniker, The Red Storm), who committed countless atrocities against serbs during Operation Storm but who evaded persecution by faking his death.
Erin also discovers that her father, a renowned journalist, was killed by the general, after he tracked the general to the town of Oymyakon where he had been in hiding.
Her amnesia is revealed to be the result of a botched poison assassination. She uses the adventures of a character of one of her earlier novels to survive and outwit her captors, and she manages to make it to safety and publish the biography after tricking the general into confessing his identity (she uses her father’s research to recreate the scene of the general’s “death”).
Her actions help to put the general behind bars and she gains peace by catching her father’s killer. Seeing how her work had helped the world, she decides to become a full time journalist and help those whose voices were not being heard.
Riveting! Thanks for listening! The next story idea, “Cycle of Despair” is coming soon, look forward to it!
And remember, Never Lose Your Stride!