Saturday, February 18, 2012

Six sentence Sunday week 50 - sometimes it's hard to be a kidnapper

From Large Target, Jo is at the home of the missing admiral’s daughter when her husband, Ivor, reports that the kidnappers have called Colleen, the admiral’s daughter-in-law, with detailed demands about the million dollar ransom.

"She turned them down."

"What?" Amy was horrified.

Ivor shook his head and reached out for his beer bottle and upended it, without getting more than the dregs. "Colleen said we don't have the money," he concluded.

I was fascinated and had to ask, "Did Colleen make a counteroffer?"

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  1. bargaining with kidknappers?

  2. Thanks, Angela & Sassy! Colleen isn't the admiral's greatest fan to put it mildly, but the question here is, does she hate him enough to say, "Hey, kill him, I don't care. I'm not going to spend a dime to get him back." Or does she have another plan?

  3. Great tension! Love reading your six as always.

  4. Yeah, I'd like to know, too! Fab snippet!