Thursday, November 10, 2005
The Elevator . . . the work begins
Three women enter an elevator as the Tampa Bank Building closes. The first woman is Regina Rossman, the wife of Parker Rossman, an executive with an office on the thirty-first floor. Gina knows Parker is having an affair, so she’s brought a gun to murder him.
Michelle Brantley is also an executive on the thirty-first floor, and she’s pregnant with Parker Rossman’s child. He doesn’t know about the baby, so she’s on her way to tell him.
Isabel Suarez works for the building’s custodial department. She knows Mr. Rossman, too—in fact, she has just accidentally killed him.
These three women, strangers to each other, are in the elevator when an approaching hurricane cuts off power to the building, leaving the women trapped inside.
As the storm threatens to flood the streets of downtown Tampa, Isabel, Michelle, and Gina discover that it’s going to be a long and interesting weekend.
And that's all I have so far . . . along with some character cards. Time to start my plot skeleton!