Idea Proposal # 5~Divergence~Taken and in play with Changeling
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Setting~Post World War II, America
Iím looking to play a role that is a bit of a departure from my usual ďnice womanĒ character.
Itís 1945, World War II has ended, men are coming home and the women they left behind are there to welcome them. One of those women, Rebecca Pearson has been devotedly writing to her fiancť all the time he has been away. She felt an added sense of duty to write to him because she was the closest thing to family that he had. She is expecting him to return to her and that they will soon be married and beginning the life she has dreamed of for so long. His last letter arrived in August. He promised he would be home by late September, but he warned that he would be traveling quickly and that he would not be receiving or sending any more letters before his arrival. She marked each day off on her calendar, growing more excited with each passing day. Her excitement gave way to worry when the end of September came and went. Her worry turned to panic as mid October arrived. When a letter finally arrived, it contained two sentences, two short sentences that changed Beccaís life.ďThis is my good bye to you. I am starting over.Ē
He signed it formally without a trace of affection for her.
Stunned, enraged and crushed all in a matter of moments, Becca was left with nothing but memories of a love that was lost. That, and a very bitter heart.
As the years pass, Becca remains bitter and cynical. She has sworn off ever falling in love again. Sheís not lived her life in seclusion thoug, far from it. After a year of feeling sorry for herself, she came to realize that she had to find an outlet for her angst. She began writing. Within four years, she had become a well published novelist. Each novel told a different story of betrayal, vengeance and heartache. One thing her readers could count on was that the happily ever after conclusions of each of her books came with a dark twist.
After the background is established for my character and the male character, the story would jump ahead to six years after the letter arrived. She is now comfortably well off and living a life that many would envy. No one knows how very black her heart has become.
In some twist of fate, their paths cross or maybe at first, they just almost cross at this juncture of their lives. What will they feel? What might happen between them now? Will her life echo the plots of her novels? What has he been doing for six years and why did he choose to start life over without her?
Iíd love to hear from someone who would like to play the male character. There are lots of possibilities as to why he didnít come back to marry her-whichever way chosen would obviously speak to the nature of his personality and character. His reason for not coming back to her might or might not be revealed to her right away.
A pm to discuss it would be appreciated if you have any interest in this.