neelwrites/themeeting/fridayfictioneers/shorttsory/100words/28/03/2018

THE MEETING

By Neel Anil Panicker

Akhtar had his day job__ a manager at the Bank of India main branch. Come evenings, thrice a month, he would bring home a blank cheque leaf, plus a fascimile signature of its owner, usually a rich account holder.

Khadim, the calligraphic expert, would reproduce the signature and write a fancy seven figure amount onto it.

A week later, some six hundred kilomteres away, Haider, a school teacher, would receive the leaf, and pass it onto Taimur, a cashier in a nondescript bank branch who would disburse the specified amount.

The quartet met once a month to distribute the spoils.

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30 March 2018

46 thoughts on “neelwrites/themeeting/fridayfictioneers/shorttsory/100words/28/03/2018

  1. Three times a month? He’s going to get caught, for sure

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  2. Lovely little tale of petty criminals.

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  3. Dear Neel

    Well constructed story of a counterfeit ring. Good job.

    shalom,

    Rochelle

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  4. 7 figure amount indeed!
    Ultra-rich account-holders as many don’t have much in their bank-accounts…
    Tough to escape detection! 🙂

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    1. Very true. Sooner or later they are going to get caught. Thanks a lot, Anita.

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  5. It’s just a matter of time methinks! Enjoy it while you can. Nice one Neel.

    Click to read my 99 words!

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  6. They all get caught in the end. Nice use of the prompt Neel.

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  7. Nice little earner while it lasts. Made me remember “Catch Me If You Can”.

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  8. You can’t spend the money in prison.

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    1. True, but you can once you come out, but then that would depend on how smartly and safely you have managed to hide it from its seekers.

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      1. That would be touchy and hopefully worth a decade or so in the slam.

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  9. Greed always catcheth the thief. Once you put your hand in the till a few times and get away with it, it no doubt becomes harder to stop.
    xx Rowena

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  10. Moon

    Oh God!
    Great storytelling, Neel.

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  11. Make hay while the sun shines, I suspect the big black cloud is imminent. Hope they’ve found a safe hiding place to stash the loot.

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    1. Yes, they seem to be smart but then don’t they always get caught.

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  12. Invisible men passing the money from hand to hand round the table…entertaining take on the prompt, Neel

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  13. Dale

    Enjoy it while it lasts, gents… the time will come when all will fall flat!

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  14. Sounds like they have everything planned … for now. Will it be human error that catches up with them? A keen clerk in one of the banks? One of the ganag getting greedy? A crime thriller awaits. Nice tale Neel

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  15. Reminded me of crime films. Great job.

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  16. The story has another layer that is obvious and unstated. Well crafted.

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  17. Quite a set-up. Wonder how long it will last? Well done.

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  18. michael1148humphris

    Thanks for the warning, I won’t be putting my millions into that bank.😉

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  19. A neat little arrangement. What could possibly go wrong? Enter Inspector Sharma….

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    1. Yes, it is a perfect set up for our sleauth’s entry.

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  20. That’s it Neel, now I’m gonna take all my cash out of the bank and buy bitcoins. Thanks for the safety message.

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    1. You are welcome. I guess I too and off to the bank, Dan.

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  21. Very creative use of the prompt and enjoyable read. I agree with everyone else..they’re going to get caught. =)

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  22. He’s not very wise if he’s writing seven figure amounts, people will notice those large amounts going missing for sure. Hope they get caught. Preferably at their meeting point.

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