Thursday, November 15, 2012

KOMF Prompt # 3: 'The Chase'


Knights of Micro Fiction is a bloghop hosted by Kathy (Imagine Today) and Jessica (Write. Skate. Dream) on the 15th of every month. They came up with it as a way to meet new friends, help build the blogosphere and (hopefully) spark some creativity. So, here's the prompt:


In 300 words or less write a scene where the main character realizes he/she is thankful for something.  Include the words "turkey" and "Mayflower" (this could be May flowers too or other creative variations).






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                            The Chase

I squinted into the bright glare of the sun, the weather sending comfortable warmth all over me after the torrential cold rain of the South. Adjusting my black non-shiny leather jacket, cross checking all papers and ID, I flagged down a cab from right out of the airport.

“Where to, ma’am?” the cabbie questioned through his interior rear-view mirror.

“Minion Street, the Blake Fair entrance”

“Straight away? No hotel?”

Quite hospitable, these Northerners. “No. Straight away.”

An hour to pass. I used the time to pore over the papers the big baboon had stupidly handed over. Best (or worst?) thing about keeping important documents with partners-in-crime who’re natural boasters, they give the secret away soon. Don’t need much effort. A bit of smart talk would do. There was just one nagging thought, a code he didn’t reveal, without which we might just lose the game. It was 18 hours to Monday.

My phone beeped a call from base. Frank.

“Hey Frank”

“Hey. A half hour to target? You remember what he described?”

I couldn’t help smiling, despite the nerves. He’s as smart as one could get. I remembered the baboon talking through a mouthful of turkey leg, “You gotta find ‘im at the fair. Big as a buck, wavy black hair, wheat-skin Asian.”

“Yes” I breathed into the receiver. “But there could be anyone who fits the description.”

Frank smiled. I knew it, because of the pause and his breathing.

“Tell me Frank, what is it?”

“I got the code.”

A gasp escaped me. “What!”

It filled me with happiness. Mostly as I could connect. It was going to be easy. Look for a big guy with a mayflower, easy to spot. Mayflowers don’t grow up here. I’ll find him, show the papers, police ID, my name: Mayflower. Pretty.

Busted.

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That was really fun! If you're interested in participating, follow the links to the hosts' blogs and join in the hop! :)


12 comments:

  1. Wow that was really very well written Ashna..enjoyed reading it!

    I loved the detailed descriptions you have given to minute things here in the story..:)

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    1. :D I'm glad you found it that way. Thank you!! :D

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  2. Hi Ashna, there seems to be a problem with your blog - I can't read the writing, the colourful books take up all the page.

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    1. Oh no. :/ That happens in some browsers. The same thing happens when I try opening it from the college computers, but I thought that's because blogspot is not allowed. :|

      I'll go through the settings again. Thanks for letting me know!

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  3. Hi Ashna thanks for joining us. Great post. I like how the tension is building as she's in the car and we find out she is looking for someone.

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  4. WOW Ashna! That is just wow, I'll have to go back to the story class now. Really, none of my long-like-a-giraffe's-neck stories could match to this. I am totally and very pleasantly amazed :D
    I'm sure you're winning :D

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    1. Your comment is one big morale booster! :D Thanks. But hey, I can't match your stories, okay? :)

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  5. For the most part it was very well-written. Nice.

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  6. Very nicely written, I liked the idea but the dates have passes. I will participate next month. I liked the plot you build up specially all the characters. :) I think your entry is a sure shot win :D

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    1. Thanks Tanya! I'll be looking forward to see your participation next time :D

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