Today I'd like to introduce you to my main character from The Edge of Springwood, Jocelyn Barnes. But instead of interviewing her, I'd like to post a scene that did not end up in the book, of her being interrogated by the police after she is found in Mercy Park, with former local newscaster Davis Cauley--who has hedge clippers in his back.
Officer RJ Duncan: Miss Barnes, did you know Mr. Cauley?
Jocelyn Barnes: Just from the news. I've never met him.
Officer RJ Duncan: What is the last thing you remember before waking up in the storage building there at Mercy Park?
Jocelyn Barnes: I remember this voice talking to me in the darkness. The voice gave me chills and I have no idea why.
Officer RJ Duncan: What did this voice say? Was it male or female?
Jocelyn Barnes: Male. He said something about us being live, like we were about to go on TV. And he mentioned Jacob, how I needed to help him win his election, by telling people more about myself. It was very creepy.
Officer RJ Duncan: Did this person do anything else to you? Besides tie you up?
Jocelyn Barnes: Yeah. He kissed me.
Officer RJ Duncan: He kissed you? When?
Jocelyn Barnes: It was the first thing he did. Before he started talking.
Officer RJ Duncan: Sure sounds like he knew you.
Jocelyn Barnes: I don't see how.
Officer RJ Duncan: Well, most people don't just go around and smooch on people they don't know especially people like Mr. Cauley. He is a very respected news personality.
Jocelyn Barnes: Yes, I know. But I'm telling you what happened and what I can remember. I definitely do not remember being on a web camera, and talking down about myself in third person, and throwing out ridiculous accusations about my brother! That was not me!