WRITING PROMPT #3: Mustique Island
Out of curiosity - and a thirst for more sunny pictures - I read about this privately-owned island and decided it would be a great place to set a story. So, for today's writing prompt, write a story set on Mustique or another Caribbean island frequented by the wealthy. Here are a few angles to get you started:
1. Write a modern "Downton Abbey" / "Upstairs, Downstairs" type story, from the perspective of the rich visitors and the staff of locals who live and work on the island. Make it a class satire.
2. Write a murder mystery set there. An heir is found drowned in his infinity pool. A famous musician is discovered strangled in a hammock. A billionaire playboy drops dead on the tennis court - but is it natural causes or something more sinister? A cook in one of the villas dies mysteriously - did she know too much? Use the setting to create a unique murder plot.
3. Write a love story. I'm not into romance novels, but I could definitely see the island as a great setting for one.
4. Make it science-fiction or fantasy. A plague strikes the planet, and only these isolated people on this island are left. Mermaids appear in the surrounding waters. A mad scientist hid a dangerous invention there decades ago, and it's rediscovered by a visitor today.
I hope that gets your imagination going. You can see pictures of the island through a basic image search, or visit this page or this one. Here's one from WikiMedia Commons:
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