Saturday, 21 April 2012

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





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 19 - '…sorts'


…sorts but she’d be pretty much making it up as she went along. Taking stock of practicalities she searched Jack’s pockets, removing anything that might identify him. The concealed pistol she found in his jacket was quickly relocated to her bag.

She stood up, brushing the dirt from her suit and buttoned the jacket. Without a blouse, she was glad of the warm Panamanian evening. The open-necked design would not look so out of place; it gave a sensual, bohemian edge to her character which might come in useful if she came up against bureaucratic officials.

A lone woman, travelling…


…..to be continued!

15 comments:

  1. And now she's on her own. I have she makes out alright...
    Can't wait to find out what happens to her.

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    1. Laurita - I'd love to tell you, but...
      ....guess you'll just have to wait and see!

      (all assuming Blogger behaves and posts the next instalment correctly - it decided to default my pre-scheduled posts to Pacific Time, over night! Not very helpful!)

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  2. Enticing! Sorry I'm coming in on S so late!

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    1. If you haven't time to catch up, Sandra, I'll be posting the whole story as one piece after the challenge!

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Everything has a purpose, even one's appearance. Can't wait for the next one...

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    1. Yes - will she turn into a real Mata Hari....!? :-0

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  4. ooh I can't wait to see what happens next!

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    1. Brief hiatus for 'no-post Sunday' then we'll be off on the run again!
      Hope you'll stick around and see what happens! ;-)

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  5. Can you believe I spent 5 minutes re-reading this post to try and guess what the next step in Evie's journey is??? Crazy, huh. Guess I have to wait til Monday.

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    1. Yup - that's about the size of it, Chuck! ;-p

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  6. I'm so ready for the next installment. I love your theme and you're writing shows through wonderfully with every post.

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    1. Thanks, Angela! Brief pause, then we're off again on Monday! :-o

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  7. Great piece! Just popping in from the A to Z Challenge. Love your theme. I went with a single story too, but you upped the challenge and did 100 word pieces. Bravo! Excellent writing.

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  8. A lone woman travelling on her own... now there's a spot of trouble just waiting to happen! (I hope she has traveller's insurance...)

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