Friday Fictioneers : I’ll remember

PHOTO PROMPT © Kent Bonham


 

‘The registration number?’

A gloved hand took the slip of paper from her fingers. Glove and paper vanished inside the open car window for a moment before reappearing.

‘Take it,’ said the voice.

‘Won’t you need it?’ she stammered. ‘To remind you -‘

‘I’ll remember.’

She tried to fix in her head the timbre of the voice, pin down the gender, but there was nothing to identify the speaker, nothing distinctive.

She might have been talking into a void.

‘You’ll know when it’s done,’ said the voice.

‘How?’

‘The world will shift.’

Then the car was gone and she was alone.

 


Here’s my cheerful little entry to this week’s Friday Fictioneers. Run by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, this is the best writing prompt online and I’m glad to be back after a two week enforced hiatus. But now we have wifi back and I’m in a killing mood … See here to join in the fun and to read the other tales.

46 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers : I’ll remember

    1. Thanks Penny! Yes, I was trying to hint more than say – always find the balance a tricky one, in case I say too little to be understood! Thanks so much for reading 🙂

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    1. Thanks Kent! Yes, I’ll leave the details to yourself, but things are gonna get interesting, that’s for sure. Terry Pratchett had a curse in one of his Discworld novels ‘May you live in interesting times’ which doesn’t sound like a curse at all until you watch the news and see what’s deemed ‘interesting’. Thanks for reading

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      1. Haha! Yes, it’s considered a curse from China. One that Rochelle put in her book was a Yiddish one translated, “May you suffer and remember.” Lightly stated, but hugely effective. 😀

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  1. Ominous! Nice touch with the mysterious “other” who can’t even be identified by gender and appears about to do something very sinister. If I were her, I’d be pretty worried about exactly how the world will shift once “it” is done!

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    1. Quiet right, some of these techniques are unsustainable in longer pieces – an opening chapter or prologue perhaps, nothing longer. Thanks Kelvin 🙂

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