Flash Fiction Friday Prompt: RANDOM FIRST SENTENCE – Following the rules of the game listed above, find your first sentence.
Genre: Open, though Hardboiled, noir, crime action would be nice.
Word Count: Under 700 words
Deadline: Thursday, April 28, 2011 4:30 pm EST
(Author's note: Here was the rule. "It’s pretty simple, grab the book closest to you right now. Open to pg. 70. Choose the 7th sentence. In the meme, you would then post that sentence to your status, but for our purposes I want you to use this pseudo-random sentence as your start sentence." Grabbed the closest book and it was "The Castaways" by Elin Hilderbrand.)
“Sure Flora,” Addison Blake replied, “this meeting should be quick.”
The home on Cat Island had the latest in security systems including cameras that recorded everything inside and on the grounds in great detail. Various law enforcement officials had already reviewed the videos showed him living a quiet, if not monkish life until he simply disappeared. It was obvious the recording device was tampered with for the crucial time Thomas went missing but it would take a password to be allowed into the security system that everyone knew the paranoid banker always kept to himself.
As the incriminating video ended with Sharon in the speedboat taking her husband's body out to sea to be dumped Addison was only slightly surprised to see she had whipped out a nasty looking small semi-automatic pistol which was pointed straight at his heart. “Couldn’t leave well enough alone you stupid fuck,” she hissed at him. “We had our good times and you would have been well paid, but now you are just one more loose end I will somehow have to clean up. I have enough money and power to clear my name even here in Charleston.”
(Another author's note: Yes, it is WAY over the word limit and I apologize, as usual it was tough just being able to sit down and write without having someone insanely screaming my name every two minutes. When I started writing things got out of hand and I just kept going. The last twenty minutes trying to get this done was wild, I will now go have a couple of beers.)