He found the phone booth that would provide a secure landline connection.

He punched in the number. Two rings and a click.

‘Danny?’ Her voice was tired.

‘Did you do it?’ he asked. He pictured the blood-spattered body.

‘I had orders.’

‘I have to come after you.’

‘I’ll guess I’ll be seeing you.’ The line went dead.

Danny slammed the receiver down. She had promised she was finished.

He walked back to the apartment and turned on his smartphone. His location would be revealed immediately, the microphone would be recording. He dialled the office.

‘Detective Thompson. Senator Carmichael is dead.’

Copyright J Hardy Carroll

Written as part of the Friday Fictioneers challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (more details HERE). The idea is to write a short story of 100 words based on the photo prompt (above).

Although this stands alone as a piece of intrigue, in my mind it is a sort of sequel to a previous Friday Fictioneers story which you can find here: HAPPY NEW YEAR.

To read stories of 100 words based on this week’s prompt, visit HERE.

90 responses to “CONNECTION”

    • In all honesty, I haven’t thought far enough ahead to tell whether they’re significant names of not. There was no intention to relate to anything else… at the moment. Thanks CE


  1. A detective and a hitgirl. A potent mix made exclusively for explosive romance. Great write up, Iain. I’m with the majority in suggesting that you expand on this one.

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  2. Well, that’s a complicated relationship they’ve got going on there! Unsustainable, I’d say. Intriguing tale, Iain and I liked your sparse, cut back language, fitting for a thriller scenario. Nicely done

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  3. Great story, beautifully written. I’m fascinated by what he might see in her – and she in him – and how on earth they’ll be able to maintain a relationship. My money’s on him turning bad…

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  4. That’s the problem when assassins/ members of the security services have relationships with each other. So much is hinted at here, giving us chapters not just 100-words.

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