Partners

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

I stared down the barrel of Ben’s pistol.  Why wasn’t I dead?

“Where is it?” He jabbed with the gun.

So, Ben was double-crossing Mr. Ng.

“It’s in Canada.”

“Canada?  That’s an awfully big country.”

I smiled.  “That’s why you need me.  Partners?”  I held out a hand.

“Partners.”  Ben shook my hand.

I reached for my gun.  “No, you stay unarmed.”  I shrugged.  He needed me.

48 hours later we landed at Mirabel.  We hit the suburbs by midnight.

It was snowing; from sweating to shivering in 2 days.

The house contained my real partner, not the attaché case.

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Word count = 100

Friday Fictioneers is hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.  This week’s prompt is here and uses a photo provided by © Dale Rogerson.  Read more or join in by following the InLinkz “linky“.

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Note – This is a continuation of last week’s story, On the Run.  Come on Rochelle, why did you have to make it so hard with this choice of photos? ;)

Note 2 – I used to be an Air Traffic Controller and handed planes off to Montreal.  At that time, we called the airport Mirabel.  When I looked it up, the name had changed!  OK, so I still call DCA “National” and will never call it “Reagan”, so I will always call Montreal “Mirabel”…

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I did want to have it make sense as a stand alone, but I guess I missed the mark there. Although I sometimes make other flash fiction into a series, that is the problem with the micro-length Friday Fictioneers – so few words to make it work both as stand alone and fit into the broader narrative.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks. I have thought a little bit about the story line and back story. i think I might have to pull it out of Friday Fictioneers at some point, though. I might use it as the kernel of an idea for a “real” short dtory.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I had promised too many people I would continue. Little did I know I would have to go from jungle to snow in 100 words! Canada was a safe bet for finding snow. besides, I know that Dale, whose picture was used, is Canadian, so Canada was the obvious choice, though Patagonia might have been closer ;)

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Maybe not… But then, the MC obviously knows Ben, so perhaps a deal can be made. But then.. We’ll find out next week, after I see the prompt and can figure out what to do with it ;)

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks Rochelle. No matter what you choose, I’ll come up with something. But then, if I can finish the story or not really depends on if I have to spend the entire 100 words to change location or not ;)

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I’m interested too! We’ll have to see what Rochelle posts ;) Truthfully, I wanted to wrap this one up, but it took me my 100 words to get from the jungle of last week’s photo to the snowy suburbs of this week’s photo…

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