It’s Friday, time for another Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction story featuring Alice Pendragon and her family!
‘Alice! Are you alright?’
Alice held her throbbing cheek, too dazed to speak, and heard her father’s distorted voice coming from the kidnapper’s phone.
‘Her pretty face is still in one piece, for now, Kevin,’ said the kidnapper.
‘What do you want from me?’ asked Kevin.
‘My boss just wants to see his girlfriend.’
Kevin watched Clara wipe her tears.
‘Clara drowned,” said Kevin. ‘We all saw it on the news.’
The man laughed. ‘We found the pair of worn shoes by the cliff, but we know she faked her death.’
‘My boss wants his money back.’
To be continued…
I’ve made a few minor changes to clarify where the speakers are, as a result of a few comments: Alice and the kidnapper are together and Kevin and Clara are on the other end of the line.
My ‘Alice’ flash fiction written for the Friday Fictioneers Challenge can be read as standalones, but if you’re interested in reading previous stories of Alice’s adventures, here they are!
A quick recap of the two previous episodes: Alice and her mother, Marsha, caught Kevin on a date with another woman. When Alice confronted her father, she discovered the woman was her father’s half-sister, Clara, who was in serious trouble. Last week Alice was kidnapped, and this week the kidnappers have made their demands.
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