I am taking part in Mondays Finish the Story 27/04/2015, which is a challenge that provides a photo prompt and the opening sentence to your story. The rules indicate that the story you come up with must be between 100-150 words.

The link below takes you to Part Twenty


laughing flowers

Image © Barbara Beacham

“Are you laughing at me?”

This amazing picture postcard of two laughing flowers, with the cryptic message on the back arrived on the Brigadier’s desk. The sender was a mystery as the card was unsigned. He smiled at his secretary. “I think I know where this came from, did you email everyone to attend the meeting next week? I forgot Marg was on leave! We will have to reschedule”.

 As an afterthought, the Brigadier had the adhesive on the back of the stamp analysed for DNA. Surprisingly a match came back to a known criminal employed by the rogue scientist Dr Dickus.

All members of the team were summoned to the Mysterious Island at once, Bella had now been missing for a month and Don Fernando was very angry. The Brigadier insisted Marg return at once as she was the last person to have been in contact with Bella.

Bella’s family were linked to…………

(150 Words)

To be continued

The link below takes you to Part Twenty




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26 thoughts on “MYSTERIOUS ISLAND (21)

    • Thank you Phylor ~ Good to hear from you again ~ I am happy to hear you like the way this yarn is unravelling ~ I look forward to enjoying your contribution 🙂

    • You were instrumental in coercing the background authorities to grant her respite from the ongoing toil, Ali ~ Thanks~ Unfortunately the dragon Dr Dickus is on the rise again ~ He has a brother, Maxwell, an eccentric billionaire ~ Look out for him in the next prompt or two. I look forward to reading your response to this prompt with interest ~ 🙂

    • Thanks Suzanne ~ I did not have enough space within the 150 word limit to include Marg’s frantic denial of sending the card that led to the Brigadier’s suspicions ~ I’m glad you re enjoying the ongoing tale 🙂

  1. The mystery continues. At least your ‘folks’ are in this century and can have DNA analyzed.
    Must have excellent resources to get such quick results 😉

    Quick summary : Aunt Cornelia left a will. Sheila is just one of the recipients. Not sure if Calico cats can reproduce that way. They are rare. 😉

    • Thanks for your interesting response Jules ~ The Brigadier is an unknown quantity with unlimited resources at his disposal ~ I’m sorry I missed the sad demise of Aunt Cornelia and please excuse my lack of feline breeding possibilities ~ Never-the-less your writing shines brilliantly ~ 🙂

      • No worries…that happens when one writes series The ‘horse’ was #3 for Cataloging Sheila . We try to make each piece interesting, but all the parts help make the whole. 🙂

  2. How exciting! I tried this once…. writing a story based on weekly prompts… I wish mine was as successful. I finally gave up and finished the story. This is wonderful! Great job… now I have to read the other installments!!!

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