Friday Fictioneers — Burn Notice

5DBF7CB0-665E-4630-A4A8-C006159A7214He’s late, Susan thought. She looked at her watch. 11:10 pm. She picked up her phone and opened his text message. “Urgent. 11:00 tonight. The usual place,” it said. She looked up at the fountain, the famous Lotus Fountain, the “usual place,” and wondered if something had gone wrong. It’s unlike him to be late, she thought.

Her phone vibrated. It was a text. “We’re burned,” it said. “Get to the safe house now. Meet you there.”

Susan stood up, looked around and rushed to her car. She didn’t see the shadowy figure coming up behind her until it was too late.

(100 words)

Written for today’s Friday Fictioneers prompt from Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Photo credit: David Stewart.

13 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers — Burn Notice

    • Fandango May 29, 2020 / 9:22 am

      I envisioned them as spies, but the just as easily be undercover cops.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango May 29, 2020 / 10:15 am

      It could have gone that way, but perhaps I’ve been reading too many spy novels, lately.


  1. ahtdoucette May 30, 2020 / 11:08 am

    Fun story. I love the way it weaves around to the twist ending. Really impressive in just 100 words.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango May 31, 2020 / 11:29 pm

      I hadn’t planned on a part two, but now that you mention it…maybe.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. msjadeli May 31, 2020 / 7:59 pm

    Well-written. I’d be a nervous wreck doing undercover work! I hope she has self-defense weapons or techniques!

    Liked by 1 person

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