Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers
Week of 12-06 through 12-12-2016
THE STONE HAS FLOWN
By Neel Anil Panicker
The man turned around and spoke to the group of wide eyed tourists, his voice, a rich baritone oozing oodles of authority that seamlessly blended with the richness of the domed structure, well known in international artsy circles as the ‘House of Jewels’.
“Presenting the famed Prince Jalhousse Diamond.”
Two pairs of hawkish eyes swooped down on a hexagonal green stone from which emanated a shimmering radiance whose sheer brilliance seemed to light up not just the enclosure but also the four corners of the cavernous hall.
“At a price tag of $ 1 million per carat, this ten carat jewel is the costliest green diamond in the entire world.”
Bob whispered into Albert’s ears.
‘It will be ours by tomorrow.’
‘You must be mad. Seen the security here?’
‘I have a plan.’
As the two slipped out and disappeared into the streets of Paris, Albert allowed himself the luxury of a smile.
His friend had a hundred per cent success rate.
Word count: 169 words