Get Ready For My Fan Fiction

If you have a subscription service to Hulu, take a look at a terrific crime drama based on true events called “Candy.” The American biographical limited series recounts real-life Candy Montgomery (played by Jessica Biel) accused of ax murdering her neighbor Betty Gore (played by Melanie Lynskey) on Friday the 13th, in Northern Texas, back in 1980. When the case goes to trial, we get a glimpse of what may have inspired the crime. My fan fiction is not about the crime but was inspired by a subplot in episodes 1 and 2.

The subplot is about a foster child named David. Betty Gore, a home wife (because of an incident) wanted a son to keep her and her daughter from feeling lonely when Alan, her husband, went away from home on long business trips. For a reason not explained, David becomes rebellious in a cursory period of time, causing Betty the emotional stress of abandonment. When Alan returns from business, Betty tells him to send David back to the orphanage because she and her daughter are unhappy having him around. Alan brings him back and tells his wife that “it was a bad fit.” That was the end of the subplot but I was inspired by the story and decided to write about what happened to David after he left the Gore family.

As I continue the story, we find out David wants to be called Raymond Woodrow McCleary or just Woody. He has a genetic disorder that makes him unusually tall and strong for his age. My flash fiction recounts what he remembers about his birth mother, adopted mother, and foster mother as he navigates life. The story is called “Woody.” It drops in tomorrow’s post!

How I became inspired to write fan fiction based on “Candy” I mentioned in yesterday’s post “Writing Ideas Come From Anywhere.” Be sure to take a look. I hope it inspires you to write a fresh new story or have fun as I did penning fan fiction.

You Did!!!

  One thought on “Get Ready For My Fan Fiction

  1. August 24, 2022 at 1:47 pm

    Darnell, you refer to your story appearing in your next post. Did it appear? I’m on Reader, and this is the last post of yours that I can see.


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    • August 25, 2022 at 12:20 am

      Yes. Its called Woody.

      Liked by 1 person

      • August 28, 2022 at 4:53 pm

        Well done! Moving, believable; I really liked Woody and am hoping for the best for him after all those years making the most of foster care.


      • August 29, 2022 at 3:57 am

        Thanks Annie! Foster doesnt have to be a bad experience.


  2. August 6, 2022 at 10:16 pm

    Very cool. Heading over there now. Maybe Hulu will do a spin-off based on your story!

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  3. August 5, 2022 at 6:07 pm

    I don’t know of the case it’s based on but I can’t help but feel awful for little David. It’s like getting a dog for Christmas because it’s a novelty, then deciding it’s too much work so you can’t be bothered and dumping it at a shelter. Then again, maybe this boy was violent and deeply troubled, so it may not be a good comparison! I’ll have to read up on the real events as I’d like to watch the series. I did check Amazon UK as they have Hulu shows but it’s not on there (yet, at least).

    I really like your idea of continuing on the unknown. Building a life and a backstory for a character that had poignancy yet wasn’t at the forefront of the main plot, and for whom the audience likely never knew much about. x

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    • August 5, 2022 at 6:50 pm

      Your analogy of why David was introduced to this family is correct. Betty wanted someone to keep her company, not a son to love. Why he became rebellious was never said, but Im sure he realized after time he was… a pet. Thanks for reading Caz. You are never invisible to me.

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  4. August 4, 2022 at 3:40 pm

    I like those ideas of yours. I’ve watched movies and “created” sequels in my mind. Never thought about actually writing them. But for them to make any sense, someone would have to watch the original movie. Like I said…I like those ideas of yours. 🤗

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