THE QUARRY (99 words)

PHOTO PROMPT © Sandra Crook

By Neel Anil Panicker

Richard peered through the telescopic lens at the hotel room across the road.

‘Show up, man. Gotta job to do…need to kill you,’ he muttered under his breath.

A sense of ennui began to creep over him. Waiting did that to him. Like a python it worked on his body, languidly yet surely clasping him in its grip, constricting his breath, beads of sweat trickling down his swarthy face.

A green light flashed on his phone.

He picked it up.

“He’s dead. Shot in his sleep. Hope it’s you.”

In one moment Richard had turned from hunter to hunted.

©neelanilpanicker2017 #FF #fiction

Written for Friday Fictioneers hosted by the super talented ultra sweet Rocehelle at




55 thoughts on “neelwrites/FF/quarry/99words/03/05/2017

  1. I’ve been reading back and your third part from Sunday! Exciting. I’m wondering if Richards boss is trying to frame him for the hit. He was there had his gun but didn’t shoot the victim. To me, seems like he could be the ‘fall’ guy for the real assassin. Great stuff!

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    • Thanks Mandi for having read all three parts of THE QUARRY. Yes, it looks like a set up. Someone has framed him. Who? Why? That is something my MC needs to discover. I am hoping he asks the right questions, meets the right people and gets the right answers soon.
      Thanks again.

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