March Contest Day Four
I am having another contest here at HiStoryThruTheAges.
Here are the rules.
Please come up with a title for this story starter and a 50 word elevator pitch.
Leave your title and 50 word elevator pitch in the comments section.
The contest runs from March 17, 2013 to March 23, 2013 at midnight. With the winner announced on March 24, 2013. The prize is a $10 gift card to Starbucks.
Here is the story starter:
Michael Groves, a police detective, is looking for the fifth man of a five-man bank robbery gang. All the rest are behind bars, awaiting trial, but they won’t give up the fifth man. While Michael is at work, the bank robber kidnaps Michael’s wife, Sadie.
Michael is put on a leave of absence because of his emotional connection to the case, and spends every waking moment searching for his wife.
Michael tracks the bank robber and Sadie to a small airport and stows away on a Piper Cub the robber is using to escape the jurisdiction. Just feet away, Sadie is tied and gagged. Michael sneaks forward after take-off and struggles with the robber/pilot, and the plane crashes, stranding the three of them in the mountains. The robber/pilot/kidnapper breaks a leg, and Michael wants to leave him there in order to save his wife, until he discovers the robber/kidnapper is his wife’s half-brother, who was given up for adoption before Sadie’s parents married. She feels guilty at how well her life turned out, and out of love for his wife, Michael decides to try to save the three of them.