Tuesday, 17 April 2012

APRIL A-Z 2012 'Approaching Zero' - "...open"




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 15 - '…open'


…open. Amongst the folded banknotes there were travel documents in Spanish, a British Subject passport and a couple of photos. She saw herself in one, posing like a tourist standing by the gates to an enclosed villa, in a nearby town.

“Is this the place, then?” she asked. It wasn’t a great photo of her but then, she wasn’t the real subject.

“Background,” Jack rasped back, his breath growing more shallow than before, and pointed to the left of the photo. A quick glance would have seen her as the object of the portrait but there were two people…


…..to be continued!

10 comments:

  1. How do you manage to get a cliffhanger going in so few words time after time? You we are all going to have to go back and read the story in its entirety...maybe on a page you put up after the challenge is over??

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    1. Thanks for the continued support, Chuck!
      After the challenge finishes, I will post the whole story in one go ;-)

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  2. Awesome idea for posting.

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    1. Thanks for calling by, Pam! ;-)

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  3. intriguing writing! will have to come back to read the whole thing. :)

    best,
    MOV

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, MOV - hope you enjoy the story!

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  4. Oh, no, don't let Jack die, there in the alley! I object! You've taken a neat approach to A-Z blog. I had to return to see what happens next. Blog on!

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    1. You'll just have keep chewing your fingernails in anticipation, Beth! :-o

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  5. love the intelligence of this - so much covered in so few words - waiting for more now - cool

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  6. Really, Sue, like Chuck i am thoroughly impressed with how much intrigue and excitement you've injected into each and every post.

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