This is a story that I’ve been working on since about seventh grade. It’s a kind of thriller, I guess, but more than that, it’s based on relationship and subjective truth. This is the introduction to four pieces that I will be publishing over the next few weeks.
Initially, this project started as a full story with many perspectives and characters. As I developed a better sense for story and character, I cut out what was unnecessary and kept what I thought would move the story and characters forward best.
Each piece of the project is the same story but told from four different people. If you’ve seen Rashomon, the 1950s Japanese film, you know kind of what to expect. If you haven’t seen it, go watch it. It’s an experiment with the unreliable narrator and the nature of perception.
BLAXTON DAILY NEWS
ANOTHER LOCAL TEEN MISSING
As part of an ongoing investigation, the Blaxton City Police have issued another Missing Persons report. Raven Ives, 19, was last seen outside her parents’ home on Lyndale Avenue around 9:30 pm on August 7. Her disappearance comes in the wake of the disappearance of one of her close friends, Cyril Amos, 19, who was reported missing under suspicious circumstances two weeks prior to Ives on July 23.
Ives has long dark hair and brown eyes, weighs about 160 lbs and is 5’9″. Amos has short brown hair and blue eyes, weighs about 145 lbs and is 5’11”. If you see someone who resembles either of these individuals, please call the Blaxton City Police at the phone number below.
MISSING PERSONS UPDATE
It has been two months since two teens, Cyril Amos, 19, and Raven Ives, 19, disappeared from their quiet neighborhood. While several people have called in response to sightings of these individuals, none of them have yielded results.
BLAXTON DAILY NEWS
MISSING TEENS FOUND
After six months, two local teens were found when an anonymous caller requested police assistance at a suburban home in one of Blaxton’s gated communities. The police have released few details regarding the incident, but they confirmed that the teens had been kidnapped and forcibly confined to the house since their disappearances.
When the police arrived at the scene, the teens were the only people on the premises and were unwilling to comment on the whereabouts of their kidnapper. A court date has been set, though the police have not released details. The teens will remain in police custody until then for undisclosed reasons.
Thanks for reading! I’ll have the first official installment of the project up next week, so stay in touch. If you like this post, please like or comment below. To subscribe for emails updates, click on the ellipses in the upper right-hand corner of the site.
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