We’ve all seen it before. We all fear it: being wrongly accused.
In movies like The Fugitive we’ve seen it play out.
What you need:
- Protagonist: The Accused
- Antagonist 1: The Accuser
- Antagonist 2: The Actual Criminal (optional, sometimes both antagonists are one and the same)
What has your protagonist been accused of? Can you make it a worst case scenario for them, or escalate a smaller accusation to trap them in a WCS?
Don’t forget the interplay of relationships. Was your protagonist once close to either of the antagonists? Was it this accusation that split them or an earlier problem? Is Antagonist 1 the only person who could possibly save the protagonist if they could just manage to think outside the box?
I’d love to see these in speculative stories. You’re welcome to include links to any story born from this prompt in the comment section.