Friday Fictioneers – A hearty breakfast 2

Every week, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (thank you, Rochelle!) hosts a flash fiction challenge, to write a complete story, based on a photoprompt, with a beginning, middle and end, in 100 words or less. Post it on your blog, and include the Photoprompt and Inlinkz on your page. Link your story URL. Then the fun starts as you read other peoples’ stories and comment on them!


A hearty breakfast 2

A savour of bacon filled the cell. Hank looked over the fried breakfast at Roberto’s gun, bulging in its holster.

“How can I change your mind about – erm, shooting me?”

“Not my call,” shrugged Roberto, “Hurry up.”

“I could get cash out of my account.”

“That’s not what you said yesterday.”

Hank rubbed his bruised chin.

“I lied,” he admitted. “I could lay my hands on $100,000.”

Roberto sniggered. “Eat up,” he said.

“That would be today. Give me three days and I can raise $500,000.”

“Make that a million and I’ll ask the boss.”

Hank gulped. “OK,” he said.

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21 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – A hearty breakfast 2

    • Dear Gabi
      Thank you for your flattering comment. I’m tempted to try Part 3, but that’s easier said than done. Part 2 was essentially my backstory for the original story, but I don’t have a similar backstory on which to base part 3. Besides, I like to leave the ending fluid so that the reader can decide for themselves!
      All the best

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  1. I still want to know why no one is paying this guy’s ransom. maybe a fait glimmer of hope. Yet, I get the feeling that I’ve dealt with Roberto when he was a car salesman. 🙂
    Another good one,

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    • Thank you for your kind comment, Iain. Yes, he’s bought some time. More importantly, he now knows the approximate limits of the negotiation. I reckon he’ll get himself out – for a price.


  2. Nice continuation! I would also like to see more of this story. But I’m content to finish it in my mind. (In my mind, it involves ninjas because any espionage/spy/captured hero stories always wind up featuring ninjas if my brain is left to its own devices.) Have a great week Penny!

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