Wednesday, 11 April 2012

APRIL A-Z 2012 'Approaching Zero' - "...Jack?"




For APRIL A-Z 2012, I decided on a single theme. In fact, it's a single story, broken into 26 bite-sized chunks of precisely 100 words. Each day's instalment begins using a word starting with the current letter of the alphabet and ends with a word commencing with the letter for the following day.

I hope you like it enough to look in each day and follow the story.....!
(new readers, please click back to 'A' to follow the plot!)



'APPROACHING ZERO' Part 10 - '...Jack'


“…Jack?”

He smiled, wearily raising an unsteady finger and tapped the side of his nose.

“Shh…walls have ears, even here in Panama City!” His voice trailed off into a muffled cough and in the gloom she could hear the bubbling, guttural sound of his life ebbing away. She shuffled forward, examining her earlier futile efforts to stem the flow of blood.

“This is no good, Jack! No good!” She peeled off her jacket and proceeded to undo her blouse.

“Getting fresh with me, Evie?” he whispered, watching her pull her arms from the sleeves. She turned away, suddenly self-conscious, kneeling….


…..to be continued!

14 comments:

  1. Well now it's really getting good :)

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    1. Am impressed with you tenaciously sticking with it, Chuck! :-)

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  2. This is getting pretty serious...

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    1. Yup - and it's going to get a whole lot more serious! (and nit much of it will be pretty, either!)

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  3. Darn! I've just landed here. Now I'll have to go back to 'A'.

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    1. Welcome, Bob! Hope you enjoy the story, anyway! :-)

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    1. Thanks for looking in, Matthew!
      Hope the 'snippet' whetted your appetite to return and read the whole story at some point! :-)

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  5. Another good slice...is it tomorrow yet?

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    1. Soon, Donna! Not long now....
      :-)

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  6. Oooh - is she getting frisky with Jack? With his defences now and all?! Looking forward to tomorrow.

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    1. I hope the anticipation is worth the wait, Claire! :-)

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  7. Hey, I don't blame her.. he's kind of a stud-muffin and hey, I'd try to "do" him one more time before he calves..
    did I just write that?
    Sorry Sue! I'm all caught up in the moment!
    ;)

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  8. And boy, back in those days smoking looked sexy, didn't it?

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