Story Idea

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There was a Jude Law movie (or maybe it was Ethan Hawke, I don’t remember) where he had his legs intentionally broken to make himself taller to take the place of someone else. He explained it away to the powers that be as the scars on his legs were the exact height of a certain make and model of car, indicating that he had gotten run over. In fact he underwent surgery to cut his leg bones and stretch them over a period of like two years so he could be the height of his target. He had to relearn to walk and everything.

In a James Bond movie, one of the bad guy agents underwent plastic surgery to look like a military captain or pilot of a special aircraft so he could pass himself off as the target and steal the plane or the secret documents or whatever.

I envision a story where somebody has to pass himself off as his target, so he spends two years undergoing surgery to stretch his legs and midway through a series of plastic surgeries, he is watching TV and finds out the target choked to death on a bagel that morning.

He stares at the TV screen and then sits down.

“Aw, fuck.”

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International bestselling author Dan Alatorre has 17 titles published in over a dozen languages. From Romance in Poggibonsi to action and adventure in the sci-fi thriller The Navigators, to comedies like Night Of The Colonoscopy: A Horror Story (Sort Of) and the heartwarming and humorous anecdotes about parenting in the popular Savvy Stories series, his knack for surprising audiences and making you laugh or cry - or hang onto the edge of your seat - has been enjoyed by audiences around the world. And you are guaranteed to get a page turner every time. “That’s my style,” Dan says. “Grab you on page one and then send you on a roller coaster ride, regardless of the story or genre.” Readers agree, making his string of #1 bestsellers popular across the globe. He will make you chuckle or shed tears, sometimes on the same page. His novels always contain twists and turns, and his nonfiction will stay in your heart forever. Dan resides in the Tampa area with his wife and daughter. You can find him blogging away almost every day on www.DanAlatorre or watch his hilarious YouTube show every week Writers Off Task With Friends. Dan’s marketing book 25 eBook Marketing Tips You Wish You Knew has been a valuable tool for new authors (it’s free if you subscribe to his newsletter) and his dedication to helping other authors is evident in his helpful blog.

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