Flash Fiction Friday - A Missed Opportunity

Flash Fiction - Start with a prompt, set the timer to 5 minutes and GO!
Today's Prompt: When he got there her desk was in disarray and the phone was off the hook.

A Missed Opportunity

Jack ignored the waiter's obvious stare and dialed Sylvia's number again. He had been trying to reach her for an hour, but all he got was her voice mail.

He fingered the ring in his pocket and thought again about the words he had rehearsed all week.

This wasn't like her. She always called if she was going to be late.

He finally gave up, paid for his drink and drove over to her apartment. When she didn't answer the door, he used his key.

When he got there her desk was in disarray and the phone was off the hook. The room looked like a war zone.

They had talked about this...what they should do if either one of them were ever found, but now that it had happened, all the plans they had made went right out the window. Jack was not going to leave town on the next plane, he was going to find her...and he was going to kill the man he should have killed three years ago!

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1 comment:

Jan said...

My friend Diana wrote this from the prompt:

"That's funny, he thought to himself. "She said she needed this paperwork and would be here in her office. As if she needed any more."

There were files and papers stacked two and three feet tall on any flat surface, including the floor.

Some of them leaned precariously and he thought "It would be like a paper dominoes in here. It's a wonder I can even see the phone."

Just then Laura arrived in the outer office area and asked "Have you seen Rosa?"

Just as he was about to answer that he hadn't, they heard a little sob.

"She must be in here somewhere. I hear whimpering!"

"Good. I have more reports for her to collate" and she tossed the next six inches of paper on top of an already leaning tower of paperwork."