Title: Scavenger Hunt
Source: #MenageMonday! Challenge Week 2×26
Word count: 250 words
I arrived late to the party.
“Jon. You’re here. Let’s pair you with Abby,” Miriam pulled me toward the rain-drenched window and a quiet brunette in a grey trench coat. Miriam introduced us, shoved a paper in my hands and left.
“What’s this?” I asked.
“Scavenger hunt,” Abby said indicating her crumpled page.
Rex completed our group, and we began.
“A circus elephant?” Abby read as we reached street level.
“Dude, I’ve got this. Follow me,” Rex smiled and headed south. Abby shrugged, and we followed.
Rain pelted us as we shot photos of the items on the list. After one photo, Abby pulled me aside and pointed to her list. Where the raindrops wet the page, words appeared.
“Look in the windowbox,” it said.
Abby nodded at the planter affixed to the front of the shop. Searching among the flowers she retrieved a gun. I stared in disbelief as she let her coat sleeve drop, concealing everything except the gun’s silencer.
“Rex. This way,” she said as she stepped into the dark alley.
Rex followed while I hesitated. Halfway along the ally, Abby turned, aimed, and shot Rex in the head.
“Holy shit,” I screamed. “What the hell?”
“Read the next item,” Abby said as if Rex’s corpse had disappeared.
“Kill the King? But that’s a song. Right?”
“And the next one.”
My hands shook as I scanned the list, watching the words appear.
“Meet your new partner,” I read, then looked back at Abby. She smiled.
Keep on writing.
Jo Hawk The Writer