Submitted for Sunday Photo Fiction
The Assignment: The idea of Photo Fiction is write a story of around 100-200 words (which is also called Flash Fiction) based on a photo as a prompt. In this particular photo fiction, the story must be based on the photo below. With the link tool below, you can add your story as well as read all the amazing stories written by others.
This is a multiple part story. To follow the story, I have provided links to each of the previous parts:
In part 1, unemployed George thought he was checking something major off his “Honey Do List” but alas calling a company seen on television resulted in lost family heirlooms and an angry wife. Worse yet, the company that cleared out the garage seems to have vanished. Next in part 2, when Karla called the television station for help in contacting the junk dealers, she found out they do not exist and the junk dealers that do not exist are hiding out in a closed antique shop waiting for their boss. In part 3, George went down to the harbor to apply for a job on a oil rig and spotted the truck of the men who cleared out his garage. Approaching the truck had dire consequences as George was kidnapped at gun point. In part 4, a worried Karla went to the harbor looking for George. She found his car in the lot and the harbor master’s office closed; but on the way back to her car, she found George’s keys in the parking lot. In part 5, George’s kidnappers were bumbling idiots. They locked him up but never took his cellphone. George sent a text message to Karla telling her that he was in Sleepy Hollow, New York. In addition, George and Karla learned that the entire ordeal is all about her grandmother’s diaries.
And now, The Diaries, Part 6.
At 4:30 am, there was a knock at the door. A panicking Brock looked out to discovered two police officers. With Rolf’s snoring, pretending no one was home wouldn’t work so Brock opened the door.
“Good morning officers. May I help you?”
“We’ve had a distress call from this location.”
“Just the two of us. My friend is sleeping as I am sure you can hear.”
Brock noticed Rolf’s handgun on the table just as Officer Hernandez spotted it. George started banging on the door. With probable cause, the officers entered. Hernandez handcuffed Brock and Officer McMichaels roused Rolf and did the same. After reading the Miranda Warning, the officers secured the premises and freed George.
“Your wife is at the station. We have a car to transport you,” said McMichaels.
At the mention of his wife, George remembered the diaries. He was about to ask about them when he saw two leather-bound books on the mantle. He didn’t know why but he kept quiet and put them inside his jacket.
In the car, George watched the rowing activity on the Hudson River. He had the diaries but he knew that somehow he and Karla had not reached calm waters.