Saturday, February 11, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday Week 49 - a shady demand

From Large Target, Jo Fuller and the missing admiral’s daughter, Amy, find a murder victim at the admiral's cottage. the local police arrive at the cottage and Amy’s husband soon shows up with their daughter. He looks dazed and holds a folded-up cardboard windshield screen of the kind that people put on the dashboard to keep their car seats from heating up in direct sun. Jo says hello:

“This was on the outside of the windshield, under the wipers,” he said. “I folded it up to keep the kid from seeing it but I guess I should give it to the police, what do you think?"

I looked and did a double take, staring at the spray-painted, stenciled letters on the accordion-folded cardboard over the printed cartoon sun:

$1 MILL FOR ADMIRAL 7 FILES & TAPE / DO NOT CALL POLICE / RAISE $ WAIT

A policeman reading over my shoulder whistled in amazement, "Hey, Gordy, lookit this." Too late not to tell the police.

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7 comments:

  1. Yes, too late on both accounts. Great six! :)

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  2. great six. makes me want more!

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  3. Great idea to use the windshield shade for the hostage demands! Loved the understated humor in this too...

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  4. Intriguing curioius to see where it goes

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  5. The plot thickens (so to speak!). Fab snippet!

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  6. thanks for stopping by and commenting, I've been working all day but now I'm going to go and treat myself to reading your snippets!

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