I am not fond of this caption ... YOU can fix it!
Well I hadn't planned on double dipping with reader interaction, but figured I'd give it a shot! I made this caption because .. LEGS! and obviously a private plane. I was going to use this as a "throwaway" caption which I'd discuss a bit before posting the caption setting for the next DIY Challenge.
The issue is I HATE what I wrote as I couldn't really convey what I wanted to do with it. My plot was as follows ... Personal Asst. to a rich lady sets up the "engine failure" in the plane and only "one parachute." He figured she'd be noble and let him jump etc ... or maybe he had a "spare" parachute that was good if she decided to jump and abandon him in the plane. No matter what contingency, he was going to be her and his old body (with her in it) was going to die somehow. I even had some sort of "I'm going to expose you," blackmail thing tying into it, but I'm not sure why now I did that! I'm thinking perhaps he "blackmailed" her into letting him be the one to jump?
Well, that is sort of unpleasant, but truthfully, we do worse things to guys in TG Captions, so why not let the evil person win sometimes? It is the way life is sometimes. However, what I cannot excuse is how convoluted my writing was in telling it. Yikes!
So this is where you come in! I'm hoping you can rescue me and rewrite it. Either by tweaking it or doing a complete overhaul. You can even have a different plot if you want to! Also, feel free to change the character BLANK to yourself or a friend if you wish. I don't mind you making yourself the star. Here's the original text that was in the caption:
Its a shame it had to happen this way.
I know it was nice of me to “go down in flames” in my personal plane and give him the last parachute. I’m sure the press will find it ironic that I survived when one of the engines started up again, while his lines were tangled to the point where they had to identify him by BLANK’S most recent dental records.
Of course, I’ll have to erase the camera footage where *I* packed the parachute. It shouldn’t be too hard since I am worth billions of dollars .. now. And since he is dead,
I can stop pretending there was a tell-all book about *me* coming out.
I am nothing if not ruthless, but she definitely underestimated my revenge.
I can probably repair “my” reputation even further by supporting my old family.Hope you can make chicken salad out of the chicken shit I posted. Just post your revisions here in the comments section and perhaps I'll either pick the best one, or maybe all of them, and highlight them in the DIY Challenge reveal at the beginning of November. The one thing I request is try to keep it the same length or so as what I've written. It needs to be legible!
And that DIY Challenge? I'll post that tomorrow (Sunday) night!
Today was Rachel's birthday from the Haven, so many of us changed our Avatars in honor of her birthday with images of cats and dogs, as she's an animal lover. This was mine. Very apropos!
UPDATE: I've decided that anyone that wants to make an actual caption with the source photo should be able to do so. If you choose to make a caption, link to it in the comments section, and I'll include it when I revisit this subject in a week or two!