Saturday, January 12, 2008

Steal this idea - "Mom Kills Car"

Good for the mom who sold her son's car after finding booze under the front seat. Good for Judge Judy when the kid sues the mom for the cost of the car claiming he paid for it. I don't have a fully formed story idea because I'm suffering from chocolate cake withdrawal, but this seems like the kind of thing that should inspire someone even if just for a scene in a novel.

Two guys try to cash a dead man's check in a for real "Weekend at Bernies". I'd make a separate posting for it, but the idea has been done already. Can you improve on it?

4 comments:

Ruth D~ said...

Same news up in the northeast. Kudos to the Mom. What's with the dead man wheeling?

Kimberly Frost said...

Hi Rick,

Just stopped in to say hello. I had forgotten all about the movie Weekend at Bernie's. It's one of those ludicrous premises that Hollywood still managed to make work. I hesitate to say that I actually liked it when I saw it. You know another one? (Cringing as she admits it) Mannequin. Remember that one? And hey wasn't Andrew McCarthy the actor in both? What was he thinking? Needed a beach house of his own I guess.

Rick Bylina said...

Yep. He was in both Bernie movies and Mannequin. I guess he feels he can't be upstaged by dead or inanimate co-stars.

FARfetched said...

"Mom Kills Car" would perhaps work as a short story, too. I'm trying to focus on work-writing, but I might have to pick this one up later.

Later.

I have a short to finish fixing up before sending out.