I thought I’d revisit my Ongoing Blog Hop Photo Prompt story “Murder at the Amusement Park” with this one. The rest of the story can be found on my “Murder at the Amusement Park” page. I’ll be adding to it randomly as the bloghop photos and words lead themselves to the story.
Trent had just sat down in one of the balcony seats at the orchestra, that he was attending with his long-time friend Samantha Bearson, when his phone buzzed. Samantha had ended up with an extra ticket when her boyfriend ended up being called into work. She had called and asked if he’d like to come along. “Sure, why not” Trent had agreed. The numbers being played by this particular orchestra included pieces by Beethoven, whom Trent considered to be a great composer. One of the members of the orchestra had just stepped up to the front of the stage, violin in hand. Trent glanced at his phone and saw the message “Calling in 5” on the display screen. He took the opportunity, while everyone was standing and applauding to make his excuses to Samantha and slip out into the large foyer just outside.
Five minutes later, right on time, his phone buzzed again this indicating an incoming call.
“Hello” Trent said briskly, answering on the first ring.
“He said he’ll talk with you” The man on the other end of the line said without preamble.
“How much?” Trent asked getting right to business.
Trent let out a low whistle. “That much?”
“Says he won’t do it for any less”
“Okay,” Trent agreed What time? and Where?
“Tonight, 8:30 p.m. at the Frowning Face Casino,” The guy on the other end of the line told him. “Look for a Silver colored Nissan Ultima with a cork on the radio antenna.
Trent glanced at his watch. “That’s half an hours from now….. I’m at the orchestra with a friend….”
“He says it has to be tonight or forget it.”
Trent let out a sigh. Thankfully he and Samantha had come in separate cars, so he didn’t have to worry about leaving her stranded.
“So what do I tell him, is it on or not?”
“Tell him I’ll be there.”
“You better be” the man on the other end of the line replied as he hung up.
Trent made a quick stop in the restroom and, finding an empty toilet paper roll wrote a quick note to Samantha apologizing for having to leave suddenly and gave it tot he usher. Half an hour later he was at the casino when he noticed a silver Nissan Ultima pull up.
Trent cautiously approached the vehicle. Two men, in casual business dress, got out from the back seat. “Mr Maring I presume?” The taller one said
“Yes” Trent replied.
“Jack said you’d be waiting for us.”
“Where is Jack?” Trent asked
“We’re suppose to take you to meet him.
“We can’t say.” The shorter man replied. “So are you coming or not?”
“I’m coming.” Trent replied as he got into the back seat of the car. The two guys got in on either side of him.
A few minutes later the car came to a stop at a non-descript two story house with a see-saw in the front yard
The 5 Words used in this story are: Cork, Violin, Seesaw, Toilet Paper, Composer