THIS OCTOBER… it’s the #TopsyTurvyTVTour over on Instagram and it starts tomorrow!
Writer? Join us! Reader? Come see what we’re doing with our characters!
(Full details on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CT1mZ6nrlXJ/ )
Here is a “prequel” to tomorrow’s first #TopsyTurvyTVTour post – enjoy!
Emily Swift studied the address on the gold-embossed invitation. Details were few – it simply said she was invited to join the casting call for a special TV show featuring Salesmen. The time and date appeared below an address she didn’t recognize.
“Well,” she concluded, “if this is bogus, I’ll turn right around and come back home.” Easy peasy. She placed her top hat on her head and traveled through her pantry door. Her destination: The Studio, 1001 Empire Blvd., Matar.
Emily stepped out onto a dimly lit stage at the front of a darkened theater. Peering across the rows of empty seats, she called out: “Hello? Anyone here?”
Two spotlights appeared overhead. One cast its glow above Emily; the other pointed to a round wooden table, stage left. The spotlight followed her as she crossed the stage. A thick script sat in the center of the table, the first page bearing the words:
Topsy Turvy TV Tour
Copy: Emily Swift
“Ugh,” Emily cringed. “Here we go again.”
Sensing she was no longer the only one on the stage, she raised her head. A surly Templeton stepped from the shadows, his top hat in one hand, a script copy in the other.
Emily couldn’t help herself – she laughed. “Oh, good. You fell for it, too.”
“I did not ‘fall’ for anything,” Templeton sneered. “I’m here to find out what this is about.”
Templeton waved the script at Emily. “Apparently the Instagram Word Charmers are at it again.”
“Seems like it,” Emily agreed as she flipped past the first page. “Hey, Murder She Wrote is tomorrow. I love that show. Maybe I get to be Jessica Fletcher?”
Disgusted, Templeton tossed his script on the little table. “Your dressing room better not be bigger than mine.”
Tune in tomorrow as Emily finds herself in an episode of Murder, She Wrote. Who joins her in this first Topsy Turvy TV tour scene? Stop by on Oct. 1st to find out! (That first scene is now posted! Click here!)
Readers – Not on Instagram?
That’s okay! I’ll be sharing my Instagram posts daily here on my blogsite AND daily on Facebook at Writer Tracy Brown so you can read them there, too. Make sure you check for a new story every day in October!
What I’ll be doing: I’ll be dropping Emily Swift and crew into a story, a scene, a situation, etc. matching the “TV show of the day” prompt from this challenge. In those posts you can read about Door to Door Paranormal Mystery Characters trying to make it through shows like: The X-Files, Scooby Doo, Bewitched, Stranger Things, Friends, The Twilight Zone, The Office, Law and Order, Miami Vice, Game of Thrones, The X-Factor – and many more!
If you ARE on Instagram, make sure you’re following me at https://www.instagram.com/WriterTracyBrown/ to see the posts there! But again, as long as you check out my blog list or my Writer Tracy Brown page every day, you can read all the short stories without Instagram. 🙂