Weekend Writing Prompt — The Ransom Note

d0bf2e91-f050-4076-af0b-2998bd942cd6“Listen to me, you can’t go running off all helter-skelter,” Detective Morrisey said.

“But it’s a ransom note,” Fred said. “We have to do something.”

The detective sighed. “I know, but we can’t acquiesce. That would have to be our last resort only.”

“You’re right, of course,” Fred said. “We have to develop a plan.”

“And we need to be very deliberate,” Morrissey added. “These perpetrators are very dangerous, fanatical people. They are devout in their beliefs.”

“I understand that,” Fred said, tears running down his face, “but what they’re doing is just downright cruel.”

“I know these cat lovers can be crazy,” Morrisey said, “but we’ll get your dog back.”

(Exactly 111 words)

Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where we are challenged to write a poem or piece of prose using the words “helter-skelter” in exactly 111words. Also for these daily prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (note), Word of the Day Challenge (acquiesce), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (resort), Daily Addictions (develop), and Your Daily Word Prompt (devout).

P.S. We have a cat and a dog and we love them both. So all you cat lovers out there, don’t hate me.

14 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Prompt — The Ransom Note

  1. Tandi Tales January 28, 2019 / 8:00 pm

    You are the master Fandango! Six writing prompts in one! Not to mention a killer ending. Now I need to know what happens to Fred’s dog.

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    • Fandango January 28, 2019 / 8:35 pm

      I’m sure she made it home safe and sound.

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  2. Sadje January 28, 2019 / 11:19 pm

    Devout cat lovers! I like your story.

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  3. sandmanjazz January 29, 2019 / 10:56 am


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    • Fandango January 29, 2019 / 12:54 pm

      One would think, given that it was the first word of my post, that I would have caught that. But despite what the eyes see, the brain sees what it expects to see. Thanks for catching that.


  4. sammicoxwriter February 2, 2019 / 4:29 am

    Excellent. It’s amazing how you manage to include so many prompt words in one short piece of writing 🙂

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