It’s day 13 of the #TopsyTurvyBookTour over on Instagram! Yesterday Templeton was trapped in Dracula. Let’s see if we can get the characters back together today. Here we go…
(This is a derivative work based on the original book by E.L. James.)
Disclaimer: I didn’t read the 50 Shades book, but I’ll take a swipe at this. 😉
Templeton descended the stone staircase, his feet taking him lower and lower. At one point he realized he must’ve passed the ground floor – surely he was underground by now? Around the last curve, he met another door and cautiously turned the doorknob.
Meanwhile Emily walked in the garden with Rabbit, a winding trail bringing them to a basement-level door at the back of the large home. “We might as well go inside,” she shrugged.
“One sec,” Rabbit answered, eyes glued to his phone. He read the latest text. “More on this Instagram magic. The network reports hints of a ‘topsy turvy’ spell – whatever that means.”
Emily didn’t answer and Rabbit looked up. She’d already gone inside, leaving him alone. He tried the door and groaned. Locked. “Dammit, Emily,” he muttered. “Can’t you ever wait?”
Inside, Emily ran her hand along the wall searching for a switch. As the lights came up, Templeton entered the room through an opposite door. The two glared at one another.
“Where have you been?” Emily demanded, hands landing on her hips. She eyeballed the frustrating Salesman. “And where’s your shirt? Wait, are you wearing leather pants?”
Templeton looked down, horrified.
“Hey guys!” Tara Parker-Jones grinned as she popped out from behind a carved panel screen near the wall. She wore a leather bustier and thigh-high boots. A strip of tempting flesh appeared between the top of the boots and a purple micro-mini. She waved a riding crop. “Look what I found!”
“Oh, good grief.” Emily threw up her hands.
Tara turned to Templeton, her eyes wide. “Ooh, I knew you worked out. Nice six-pack, Templeton. Do you manscape?”
“That’s it,” Emily announced backing up. “I’m sitting this one out.”
With that, she turned and went back the way she came.
…stay tuned as tomorrow four Door to Door ladies have a little chat in Little Women. (Now posted! Click here!) : -)
Are you a writer? Please join us! Drop your characters into 50 Shades and post it on Instagram! Use the hashtag #TopsyTurvyBookTour & tag hosts @saffron.amatti, @elenchase, and @writertracybrown so we can see your characters in this book!
What’s this about?
In August 2021, I co-hosted a writing challenge on Instagram and dropped Emily Swift and crew into a story, a scene, a situation, etc. matching the “book of the day” prompt. In these posts you can read about Door to Door Paranormal Mystery Characters trying to make it through stories like: Dracula, Harry Potter, MacBeth, Murder on the Orient Express, Winnie the Pooh, Sherlock Holmes, Little Red Riding Hood, Jurassic Park, and many more!
If you ARE on Instagram, make sure you’re following me at https://www.instagram.com/WriterTracyBrown/. But if you’re not using Instagram, no worries, you can read all the posts on my blog list starting here with Alice in Wonderland, or on Facebook at Writer Tracy Brown. 🙂
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