Friday Fictioneers is a weekly challenge to write a complete story in 100 words or less based on a photo prompt. Thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for hosting this challenge and J.S. Brand for this week’s prompt.
Marion strained to remember her high school Spanish.
“No comprendo. English, please.”
The young clerk’s leer sent chills up Marion’s spine.
“How many rooms?” His English was not good.
“Just one, just one night.” The boat captain’s recommendation for accommodations left Marion cold. She would see what else Guatemala had to offer tomorrow.
“900 pesos. $50 American”.
Marion turned her back. Inside her bag was $40,000.00 American cash. Dirty money.
“I put you next to the office, in case you need something.” The clerk leered again.
This was not the private island Marion had in mind.
19 thoughts on “Getaway”
It seems that your title has many meanings. Good one.
I wondered if anyone would notice. 🙂
Oh dear… maybe not the best choice of destination…
Dirty money… hmmmm
Not a hotel offered of Expedia. But she has enough money to do better. For the time being at least.
I guess Not!
And good thing she does!
I hope she doesn’t go for a shower…
I am not sure this place has one. That would be a good thing
Creepy story! I hope she stays safe!
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Creepy was what i was aiming for Susan. Thanks for commenting!
I sense trouble looming. An intriguing tale Susan
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When you run away from trouble, it has a way of catching up with you. Thanks for your comments, Keith.
I think this is just the beginning of her trouble… she has a lot of mistakes in front of her.
No doubt. She will need to watch her step.
Scary. Yes, I picked up on the Bates Motel pretty quickly 🙂
Hitchcock is one of my favorites.
Oooh! some dirty money and “not the private island”. Hope the time is well spent. 🙂
The sooner she gets away the better. Thanks!
Creepy. Yeah, things are not looking well for her.
It might be a long night. Thanks!