Leave it to divine providence to dictate how my response to today’s Daily Create challenge would be fashioned. For starters, our assignment for today was to “write a short story that answers the following prompt,” from Guy de Maupassant’s 1884 short story, The Necklace:
Considering that this year marks the thirtieth anniversary of the theatrical release of what some consider to be one of the greatest modern classics in cinematic history, I decided to use a plot thread from it as a subtle salute, just in time for the remembrance of the sequel‘s events.
The short story I chose to wrote has everything hinge on the necklace being returned to the mystery woman, just like how the movies wouldn’t have occurred without the male lead’s parents getting together the way they did. Of course, there were heavy implications on what happens between Points A and B, as what did fit into the 140-character limit essentially implied that an equally unidentified man – someone’s future husband – found the people who stole the necklace in the first place, tracked them to their hideout, and got involved in some violent altercation with the lot of them – thankfully without any blood spilt – ultimately returning to the mystery woman, with the necklace still intact. Since all we had to use was our Twitter accounts for this task, the only real thing keeping me from turning this in any sooner was my overactive imagination. Then again, I had one of the easiest storytelling engines out there – the plot device – in my hands, and I still found a way to crash into one wall too many. Thank you, and good night.